International Truck said its new Intelligent Fleet Care connected vehicle solutions can save fleets up to $12,000 a year in maintenance costs. - Photo: Jack Roberts

International Truck said its new Intelligent Fleet Care connected vehicle solutions can save fleets up to $12,000 a year in maintenance costs.

Photo: Jack Roberts

International Truck has launched Intelligent Fleet Care, a standard suite of connected vehicle solutions, which will be standard for its new on-highway vehicles ordered starting Dec. 15.

According to International, the Intelligent Fleet Care telematics system builds on the company's all-makes OnCommand Connection advanced remote diagnostics and its International 360 service communications and fleet management platform. Intelligent Fleet Care adds multiple solutions that are driven by vehicle performance and telematics data:

  • Fleet Health Monitoring that delivers greater uptime by helping fleets avoid roadside breakdowns and derate events.
  • Advanced Preventive Maintenance that delivers maintenance cost savings through more efficient preventive maintenance planning and fewer premature oil changes.
  • Advanced Fuel Analytics, a new premium tool that helps fleets identify opportunities for increased fuel efficiency through driver coaching.
  • Tire Pressure Monitor Reporting, a new premium tire pressure management solution that enables fleet- and driver-level visibility to TPMS data.
  • Over the Air Programming, which provides unlimited programmable parameter updates and enables vehicle software calibration updates without taking vehicles out of service.
  • Gateway Integrations, which enable the use of Navistar's factory-installed telematics device to provide access to select third-party fleet management tools of the customer's choice, saving up to $500 in upfront hardware costs.

All these data-driven solutions are included as standard for five years on new International LT Series, RH Series and LoneStar models. Depending on the application, International estimates that fleets can save over $12,000 per vehicle over those five years.

"With Intelligent Fleet Care, we are delivering what our fleet customers have told us they are looking for," said Chintan Sopariwala, vice president, Aftersales Operation and Connected Vehicle, Navistar, in a release. "They want actionable insights into the health status of their fleet and what needs to be done to keep it up. They want a faster, more efficient service and repair process. And along with this, they want predictive diagnostics and other solutions that enable them to optimize the fleet's performance. With Intelligent Fleet Care, they will now command all these benefits in one comprehensive package."

"Our commitment to our customers is to help them avoid breakdowns, drive greater uptime and lower total cost of ownership," said Chet Ciesielski, vice president, On-Highway Business, Navistar. "Intelligent Fleet Care delivers proactive and predictive tools that helps customers do this. It makes things visible, easy to understand and actionable."

Ciesielski cited four key differences in International's approach to connected technology and remote diagnostics that are reflected in International Intelligent Fleet Care.

"Intelligent Fleet Care serves all truck makes," he explained. "International is the only OEM that provides a single-source view for all-makes fleets. Our system is the most integrated, processing data from more than 28 telematics providers. Our solution is also the most customer-centric, with easy-to-use interfaces with tools that are built around how fleets operate, maintain and service their fleet. And it is the most comprehensive, with the industry's most complete set of connected solutions, which are standard for five years on new on-highway trucks."

Aftermarket subscriptions for Advanced Preventive Maintenance and Fleet Health Monitoring are available for existing vehicles as well, Ciesielski noted.

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