Navistar and Platform Science recently announced Navistar’s integration of Platform Science’s Virtual Vehicle, the first open OEM platform that enables fleets to access telematics, software solutions, real-time vehicle data, and third-party applications directly from their vehicles. The collaboration provides International Truck customers with access to a customizable platform that provides capabilities to innovate and utilize, manage and deploy digital applications.
The Virtual Vehicle platform, which Navistar will deploy beginning in 2023, offers many benefits to fleets, according to Platform Science. including:
- Productivity: With factory-installed telematics hardware, fleets can maximize uptime by avoiding installation delays and costs for complementary hardware.
- Flexibility: Virtual Vehicle allows fleets to create a software experience catered to individual business needs through a growing pipeline of developer-created innovations.
- Accessability: Virtual Vehicle leverages edge, cloud and in-dash data to optimize networks, keeping data available 24/7/365, even when fleets are offline.
- Cost-effective: Users of participating applications on Virtual Vehicle benefit from usage-based billing