June 12, 2018 4:15 PM, EDT

Allison Partnerships Will Provide Data on Transmissions

Allison transmissions (Allison Transmission)

Allison Transmission Inc. has partnered with multiple North American telematics service providers to deliver transmission-health information by year-end.

“We are laying the foundation for our future in the global connected vehicle ecosystem,” said John Coll, senior vice president of global marketing, sales and service for Allison Transmission. “By working with both TSPs and original equipment manufacturers, Allison is supporting their existing and new customers with connected capabilities.”

The new connected capabilities, which are backward-compatible to Allison fourth-generation electronic controls, will provide insight into over 170 different transmission conditions. Allison did not immediately identify the providers.

This will provide fleet management and maintenance staff with the insight they need to improve vehicle uptime. Transit buses and motor coaches, along with refuse, construction, and pick-up and delivery trucks, are among the many vocations that can benefit from connected capabilities, according to the Indianapolis-based company.

“We look forward to building on this platform and evolving toward additional connected capabilities,” said Coll.