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Daimler Invests in On Board Mobile App Developer

May 6, 2020
Graphic promoting the partnership of Daimler and Platform Science.

Daimler Trucks North America has invested in Platform Science, which has a platform for on-board mobile applications. The partnership enables DTNA truck customers to purchase third-party telematics solutions directly from their trucks without aftermarket hardward installation.

Built-in telematics hardware from DTNA will be available from the factory with Platform Science’s software.

“The integration of Platform Science’s technology will provide a seamless customer experience by including an end-to-end solution and maximum visibility with minimal complexity,” according to a press release from DTNA. “Drivers will simply need to bring an authorized mobile device and log into their new vehicles’ DTNA onboard telematics system.”

The partnership will initially provide electronic logging system, workflow, driver inspection, navigation options, and additional fleet-specific apps and will ultimately deliver apps from a wide range of software providers.

“With Platform Science, we will help customers avoid pre-installations delays, improve the fleet manager and driver experience once their assets are on the road, and help keep them moving forward as they keep the world moving,” said Roger Nielsen, president/CEO, DTNA, in a prepared statement.

Said Sanjiv Khurana, general manager, digital vehicle solutions, in a statement:

“By leveraging Platform Science’s transportation specific Mobile Device Management, customers will be able to choose the solutions to fit their mixed fleet needs and seamlessly integrate those solutions into their trucks. Platform Science’s edge computing IoT platform for transportation solves for enterprise and large fleet compliance, productivity, and safety needs.”

 DTNA vehicles installed with Platform Science will begin rolling out in the nation’s leading enterprise fleets in 2021.

Source: Daimler Trucks North America

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