November 26, 2018 12:15 PM, EST

Allison, LHP Telematics to Collaborate on Diagnostics

Allison transmissions on the assembly lineAllison Transmission Inc.

Allison Transmission Inc. announced it is expanding the remote diagnostic options available for its fourth- and fifth-generation transmissions through a collaboration with LHP Telematics.

Partnering with LHP Telematics — and its custom controller area network-enabled solutions — is the next step in extending Allison’s growth in the connected ecosystem, according to the Indianapolis-based company.

“More of Allison’s customers will receive remote access to critical information about their transmissions from sources they know and trust,” John Coll, senior vice president of global marketing, said in a release.

LHP Chief Technical Officer Travis Jones called a transmission one of the most complex and expensive components on most equipment, “and this service can reduce costs and downtime at the OEM, dealer and end customer.”

Westfield, Ind.-based LHP creates custom telematics solutions for OEMs and dealer networks in the off-highway, on-highway, construction, motor coach and agriculture markets.

Allison Transmission manufactures fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and produces electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses.