Detroit Connect Platform Integrates First Telematics Service Provider

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Detroit™ Connect, Daimler Trucks North America’s suite of connected vehicle services has announced that third party telematics service providers can now be integrated into the Detroit Connect platform.

The proprietary Detroit Connect platform, exclusive to the Freightliner® new Cascadia®, was designed to allow the services of third party providers to be supported via the platform, providing customers the flexibility to work with the partner of their choice as well as eliminating the need to install additional hardware. The integrated services will also be factory installed to help reduce the time it takes customers to in-service their vehicles.

“Integrating the services of third party providers onto our Detroit Connect platform is a real game-changer,” said Jason Krajewski, director of connectivity for Daimler Trucks North America. “It provides us the ability to expand our capabilities and push the bounds of the connected vehicle experience.”

Detroit Connect has collaborated with Zonar to deepen the connectivity services offered on the Detroit Connect platform. Zonar will be the first telematics service provider integrated onto the Detroit Connect platform.

Starting in April, Zonar offerings will be available on the Detroit Connect Platform allowing customers to access Zonar’s patented telematics technologies, including Ground Traffic Control® (GTC), Zonar’s web-based fleet management solution without having to install additional hardware on the vehicle.

DTNA and Zonar’s partnership began in 2011, when the companies collaborated to bring Detroit® Connect Virtual TechnicianSM to market. In 2015, DTNA became a minority investor in Zonar to continue its industry leadership in telematics services.

For more information on Detroit Connect, go to www.DemandDetroit.com. For more information on Zonar, go to www.zonarsystems.com.