Navistar integrated Platform Science’s Virtual Vehicle, an OEM platform that enables fleets to access telematics, software solutions, real-time vehicle data, and third-party applications directly from their vehicles.
The collaboration will provide International Truck customers with access to a customizable platform that delivers an unlimited canvas to fleets, elevating their capabilities to innovate and utilize, manage and deploy digital applications, Platform Science officials said in a press release.
“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 the 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 will deploy the Virtual Vehicle platform 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 of Platform Science.
Tony Wahl, director of equipment purchasing at Werner, said the integration will allow the fleet to “leverage a combined solution to look at efficiencies in how we conduct maintenance today.”
“This level of connectivity between service providers simplifies the maintenance process and helps us operate more effectively,” he added.