Volvo Trucks North America has introduced Remote Programming, an over-the-air update system that works through powertrain software and parameter updates to increase truck uptime, reduce downtime costs and improve vehicle efficiency, the OEM explained. Remote Programming, which leverages Volvo’s factory-installed telematics hardware, allows Volvo customers to perform over-the-air powertrain software and parameter updates anywhere in the U.S. and Canada where a cellular connection is available, and at the discretion of the vehicle’s decision maker.
“Volvo Trucks continues to invest heavily in connectivity solutions, and we’re proud to bring a true over-the-air solution to market,” said Conal Deedy, director of connected vehicle services for Volvo Trucks. “With Remote Programming, customers can quickly and easily perform updates to help improve the performance and efficiency of their vehicles.”
With Remote Programming, trucks no longer need to be removed from service and routed to a repair facility for certain powertrain software and parameter updates. Additionally, those who have historically not performed software updates due to cost or inconvenience can quickly and easily keep their trucks operating at optimal performance.
The service will be available in the third quarter of 2017 for all Volvo trucks equipped with engines meeting 2017 U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards.