KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Navistar is unveiling a new application that can digitally capture and share pre- and post-trip and child check inspections at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) conference and trade show.
The Android tablet-based eDVIR app, OnCommand Connection electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (eDVIR), “enables more efficient inspections for drivers and more visibility for managers to critical information for assessing and addressing vehicle readiness," said Sean Slyman, Navistar's director of connected services, bus solutions.
eDVIR covers all inspection points required by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and enables customization of the inspection screen beyond federal requirements, to help ensure that bus inspections are compliant regardless of the jurisdiction.
The app permits remote retrieval of inspection details by authorized viewers, providing immediate visibility to technicians so defects can be addressed promptly to improve uptime. In addition, eDVIR's closed loop feature informs drivers when an identified defect has been repaired.
"This new eDVIR app brings the latest technology to our customers in support of their mission to provide schoolchildren and their families with the safest and most reliable transportation available," said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager of IC Bus, Navistar's school bus brand. "This technology brings peace of mind to school bus transportation experts, along with parents, that buses will be safe, reliable, and on time every time. It should help make the safest form of student transportation even better."
OnCommand Connection eDVIR can provide additional value when used in conjunction with OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics, Navistar's open-architecture remote diagnostics system. According to Navistar, customers who have used the remote diagnostics system have seen an up to 30% reduction in annual repair costs and an up to 80% reduction in vehicle failures requiring a tow.
OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics is compatible with all school bus makes and models, provides real-time bus location data, generates health reports on a bus's status, and delivers action plans to address one or more specific fault codes, according to Navistar.
"When combined with our Advanced Remote Diagnostics solution, OnCommand Connection eDVIR enables a comprehensive, 360-degree view of the health of a school bus fleet," Slyman said. "This combined solution will help school bus operators reduce their maintenance and repair costs, while also helping provide safer transportation for students."
School bus operators who are interested in OnCommand Connection eDVIR or Advanced Remote Diagnostics can contact the OCC Bus Solutions Team at occdemo@Navistar.com.
NAPT trade show attendees can learn more about OnCommand Connection at booth 635 or by going to www.OnCommandConnection.com.