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June 21, 2016 9:55 AM, EDT

Detroit Marks Milestone for Virtual Technician

Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary Detroit recently marked the 200,000th installation of its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system.

The system, introduced in 2011, provides fleets with vehicle data aimed at reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

The 200,000th Virtual Technician hardware unit was installed on a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution model delivered to Penske Truck Leasing Co., Detroit said in the June 13 announcement.

Developed in collaboration with Zonar Systems Inc., Virtual Technician is standard on all Freightliner and Western Star trucks equipped with Detroit heavy-duty engines.