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November 2, 2018 4:00 PM, EDT

Zonar, Cummins Partner on Engine Diagnostics

Cummins reports record third-quarter earnings TT file photo

Fleet management services provider Zonar and engine maker Cummins Inc. announced that they are offering joint customers Cummins Connected Diagnostics with Connected Advisor, two wireless uptime technologies that are included with Cummins engines.

Transmitting data through Zonar’s telematics control units, Cummins Connected Diagnostics wirelessly connects engines to Cummins for continuous monitoring and diagnosis of engine fault alerts. Using advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms, Connected Advisor prioritizes engine fault information and translates it with expert recommendations from Cummins, that are immediately sent to operations managers.

At the same time, customers receive enhancements designed to isolate and interpret key engine and aftertreatment data every day, along with suggested time frames to take action.

The joint program between Zonar and Cummins delivers Connected Advisor throughout the engine warranty period.

Cloud-based services with open APIs drive Zonar’s smart fleet solutions, according to the Seattle-based company, which is a unit of Germany-based Continental AG. Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins earned $1 billion on sales of $20.4 billion in 2017. Its products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies.