Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Novi, Mich., announced today the company would partner with Telogis, Aliso Viejo, Calif., for the company’s next generation Hino Insight telematics platform.

Hino Insight 2.0 powered by Telogis will be offered as standard on the company’s hybrid medium trucks and as an option on its other models, said Glenn Ellis, vice president marketing, Hino. “We see the hybrid market as one that depends upon driver performance,” Ellis told Truckinginfo.com in a telephone briefing. “That’s why we made the investment of providing the additional value for our customers.”

For Telogis, the agreement is “a really exciting partnership,” said Susan Heystee, Telogis vice president of worldwide sales. “Our primary focus is an integrated offering that support’s Hino’s ultimate ownership experience,” she added.

The new version of Hino Insight will launch this summer. The 2.0 version will continue to offer its dashboard that gives fleet managers a daily snapshot of vehicle diagnostic status and driver performance metrics. In addition, it will feature a refined user interface and the ability for fleets to add Telogis’ routing, navigation, work order management, mobile services integration and other applications.

The core offering is a “full telematics platform that includes the dashboard, benchmarking and the robust platform our customers have come to expect,” Heystee said. For fleets looking beyond those functions, “it opens the door to other possibilities such as commercial navigation, route optimization and other applications,” she said.

The announcement was made at the Telematics Update conference in Detroit.