SEATTLE — Zonar took the second spot on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Big Data Software Companies list.
This recognition comes on the heels of Zonar putting over 300,000 telematics units in operation.
In addition, Zonar partner Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) in August celebrated 100,000 trucks with their Zonar-equipped Virtual Technician.
“We’re experiencing unprecedented growth,” said Mike McQuade, co-founder of Zonar. “These recognitions represent a culmination of innovation beginning in 2001 with the patented electronic vehicle inspection report (EVIR) system and more recently, the 2020 Android transportation tablet.”
McQuade said Zonar’s success is a result of the compelling return on investment and benefits experienced by customers in industries including commercial trucking, school transportation, utilities, construction and waste. McQuade also attributes the company’s accelerated growth to partner agreements with companies such as DTNA.
In 2011, DTNA introduced Detroit Connect and the Virtual Technician service, a factory-installed telematics solution with remote diagnosis capability. Virtual Technician captures vehicle operating data and alerts the fleet in real time on the severity and the recommended course of action when a fault occurs. Expanding on this platform, Zonar recently released the Detroit Connect On-Board Tablet, an advanced Android-based mobile tablet for driver productivity.
“This is just the beginning,” McQuade said. “We founded our business on innovation and customer service and we remain committed to these core values. In the near future, this means new Android applications, sophisticated and actionable fuel analytics, expansion of customer care options including phone, in person, on site and much, much more.”