Navistar Previews New Remote Diagnostics Features

October 6, 2014

Navistar Inc. will highlight its most fuel-efficient Class 8 truck specification and introduce several new OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics features at the American Trucking Association's Management Conference and Exhibition.

The SmartAdvantage is a 10-speed Eaton Fuller Advantage automated manual transmission paired with the Cummins ISX15 engine. Providing benefits across the board for linehaul and regional haul fleets, SmartTorque2 ratings automatically sense vehicle weight, grade and operating gear to select the optimum torque to optimize fuel economy and performance. Cummins Vehicle Acceleration Management (VAM) also helps maintain a more consistent acceleration rate to deliver a smoother experience for the driver and reduce wear on the driveline.

"Our relentless focus on uptime as a company, with OnCommand Connection at the epicenter of that activity, is really exciting," said Mike Cerilli, vice president and general manager, OnCommand Connection. "With our all-makes open architecture remote diagnostics solution, we're bringing connectivity to life in a results-oriented, bottom-line way. One of our fleet customers recently experienced a 28 percent reduction in down days and a 31 percent reduction in repairs by leveraging the vehicle health reports and repair recommendation data provided by the OnCommand Connection system, and we're just getting started with new feature development."

Beginning in November, Navistar will roll out new feature enhancements for its OnCommand Connection offering. New capabilities include a mobile app; customized geo-fencing capabilities enabling customers to filter their dashboards into geographic zones; and direct integration with major component suppliers beginning with Cummins. Integration with Cummins Connected Diagnostics will provide customers with the option of viewing Cummins recommendations via the OnCommand Connection portal.