Detroit Connect Analytics service has been extended to additional Freightliner and Western Star...

Detroit Connect Analytics service has been extended to additional Freightliner and Western Star truck models and as an added option in the aftermarket.

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Daimler Trucks North America updated its Detroit Connect Analytics service to include additional truck models and as an added option in the aftermarket.

Detroit Connect Analytics is now available to order on newly purchased trucks or in the aftermarket on new Freightliner Cascadia, original Cascadia, and Western Star 5700 truck models spec’d with Detroit engines.  Analytics is part of the Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, which also includes Detroit Connect Virtual Technician and Detroit Connect Remote Updates.

The service automatically translates fuel consumption and safety data into interactive reports and provides actionable insights to help improve vehicle and fleet performance. Depending on the truck model, customers can opt for either Fuel Performance reports, Safety Reporting or Fuel Performance and Safety Reporting. Through a dedicated section of the Detroit Connect portal, customers will have access to the performance data for a single vehicle and of their entire fleet.

Fuel Performance reports interpret a variety of factors that impact fuel economy, such as engine speed, idle time, cruise control usage, engine power, integrated powertrain performance and driver interaction. The automated reports offer fleet managers insights into their vehicles’ performance and highlight driving behaviors that are affecting that performance so they can make informed decisions on how best to improve their operations.

Safety Reporting collects data from events such as collision mitigation braking, lane departure warnings and distance violations from the safety system on the vehicle, such as Detroit Assurance, and converts it into Safety Reports. The reports can help customers visualize events either across their fleet or for a specific trip or vehicle. Onboard sensors capture events 15 seconds before to 15 seconds after they occur to highlight what fleet managers should focus on to improve driver behavior.

“Our experts have developed algorithms that transform data into deep, actionable insights that can have a significant impact on uptime and the bottom line,” said Jason Krajewski, director of connectivity for Daimler Trucks North America. “Together with our fuel-efficient on-highway truck models and Detroit powertrains, Detroit Connect Analytics adds a new dimension to the powerful combination that DTNA provides to help customers optimize their cost of ownership.”

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