Navistar Plans Platform Science Integration

Platform Science tablet interface
A view of the Platform Science tablet interface. (Platform Science/Vimeo)

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Navistar is teaming with Platform Science to add telematics solutions to its trucks, the companies announced March 21.

The Platform Science Virtual Vehicle is an open OEM platform that enables fleets to access telematics, software solutions, real-time vehicle data and third-party applications directly from their vehicles.

Navistar is integrating the system into its vehicle as part of the collaboration.



“Virtual Vehicle allows us to expand the power of our connected services platform OnCommand Connection to maximize the value of data for our customers,” said Chet Ciesielski, vice president of on-highway heavy duty truck business at Navistar. “Our collaboration with Platform Science provides convenient digital solutions to our customers – meeting them where they are and taking them where they want to be in the future.”

Navistar and its subsidiaries produce International brand commercial trucks and engines. The collaboration will provide those customers with access to a customizable fleet management platform to utilize, manage and deploy digital applications. Navistar plans to deploy the platform in its trucks beginning in 2023.

“The Virtual Vehicle platform brings a wide range of integrated Android fleet apps to customers, giving fleets choice and providing them with total flexibility to select the software solutions they need without the burden and expense of adding new hardware to access new apps,” said Jake Fields, co-founder and chief technology officer at Platform Science. “We are very excited to work with Navistar to deliver these solutions to customers.” — Transport Topics

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