Truck OEMs Say Connectivity Will Drive Future Enhancements

The growth of connected-truck technology is not only reducing vehicle downtime, but also paving the way for future services and enhancing product development, according to representatives from four truck manufacturers.

Truck makers are building on their remote diagnostics platforms by expanding over-the-air software updates and enabling third-party software integrations, manufacturers said during a Sept. 16 panel discussion at Trimble’s In.Sight User Conference and Expo.

“Connectivity is the gateway to the technologies of the future,” said Jamin Swazo, director of marketing communications at Kenworth Truck Co.