AT&T and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) are taking wireless connectivity for DTNA’s heavy-duty trucks outside North America for the first time.
AT&T provides connectivity for DTNA’s Detroit Connect platform across the U.S. and Canada. The Detroit Connect platform is installed on all new DTNA’s Freightliner Cascadia trucks built for customers in those countries. The American service provider will now expand the relationship to cover trucks built for the Australian and European markets.
The new Cascadia sets new standards in fuel efficiency, safety technologies and the latest connectivity solutions. Detroit Connect, connected by AT&T, enables enhanced safety reporting, powertrain diagnostics, software & features over-the-air updates and fuel efficiency analytics capabilities for vehicles across North America.
Daimler Trucks North America can now offer these services outside North America for 2018 model year Freightliners and newer.
New multi-year agreements cover Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
“We’ve had tremendous success in launching our proprietary connected vehicle platform with AT&T,” said Jason Krajewski, director of Connectivity, Daimler Trucks North America. “Working with AT&T, we will expand our connectivity services and connected vehicle portfolio to more vehicles and more regions.”
“Daimler Trucks North America is the industry leader in bringing IoT connectivity and innovative solutions to long-haul trucking industry,” said Chris Penrose, President, IoT Solutions, AT&T. “Broadening our collaboration outside North America for the first time will bring the benefits of efficiency, safety and performance to customers on a global scale.”
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