Freightliner and Western Star Customers Gain Access to Detroit Connect Portal

Detroit Connect Portal available for all customers with an active Detroit Connect subscription. A Detroit Connect mobile application will be available in late 2017.

Detroit Connect
All Freightliner Trucks and Western Star customers with an active Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services subscription now have access to the Detroit Connect portal. The portal is a one-stop access point for all vehicle performance data gathered, transmitted and analyzed by Detroit Connect as well as new and future connectivity services such as Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic service, for Detroit-powered fleets.

The Detroit Connect portal – which is designed for the variety of roles found in a fleet – provides users information about overall fleet health, as well as enables them to take a deeper dive into specific fault events communicated by Virtual Technician. Real-time fault event notifications delivered through the portal lets fleets quickly determine whether a vehicle requires an immediate service stop or can continue on its route or finish work at the job site, maximizing fleet uptime. The portal also delivers full diagnostic information from Virtual Technician, including the cause of the fault and in some cases the steps needed to repair the issue.

Just a few clicks on the portal gives you a telling view of your vehicles’ fault event history, revealing trends that may lead to a more severe event. The portal also organizes your vehicle data into insightful metrics that allow you to quickly identify trends across your fleet. Detroit Diesel Engine Control (DDEC) reports can also be viewed and archived via the portal, providing customers information that can be used to further analyze their vehicle’s performance.
“With the Detroit Connect portal, customers can customize and manage the user experience based on their specific needs. Every business has different ways to consume and analyze information, and we know a one-size-fits-all approach won’t resonate with our customers. With the Detroit Connect portal, they can manage the way they interact with their vehicle’s performance data in a way that best suits their individual priorities.”
- Greg Treinen, manager, Connectivity, Daimler Trucks North America
The Detroit Connect portal is the access point to all new and future Detroit Connect services as well. Fleets with the new Freightliner Cascadia will soon be able to utilize Detroit Connect Remote Updates over-the-air update capabilities and have access to fuel efficiency insights and safety event reporting delivered by Detroit Connect Analytics using the portal.
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