Through the partnership, Navistar customers without Zonar line-fit or retrofits will be...

Through the partnership, Navistar customers without Zonar line-fit or retrofits will be able to add aftermarket telematics hardware such as the Zonar V4 (shown here).

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Smart fleet technology supplier Zonar has partnered with Navistar, the parent company of IC Bus and International, to bring fleet telematics solutions to customers in an effort to streamline fleet maintenance and operations.

The partnership allows Navistar customers to use its OnCommand Connection platform to access comprehensive fault and diagnostic data from Zonar Telematics Control Units (TCUs) across an entire fleet with one portal, regardless of vehicle make or model, according to a news release from Zonar. Mutual customers will have access to both smart fleet management capabilities from Zonar and Navistar’s OnCommand Connection’s Advanced Remote Diagnostics solutions.

Zonar also plans to integrate with Navistar’s Gateway Integrations, using International’s factory-installed telematics devices as a gateway to streamline software solutions without the need for additional hardware.

“Zonar has the unique ability to conduct aftermarket installs, OEM installs, and deeply integrate with OEM embedded applications,” said Gary Schmidt, the company’s senior vice president of OEM solutions. “With this partnership, we further demonstrate just how seamless Zonar can be in unison with an industry leader like Navistar. We are thrilled to bring an enriched data experience to customers who are looking to keep their fleets safe, compliant, and efficient while lowering the total cost of ownership during operation and maintenance.”

Navistar customers without Zonar line-fit or retrofits can reportedly add aftermarket telematics hardware such as the Zonar V4. IC buses can come pre-wired for Zonar TCUs. In addition, other Navistar vehicles that obtain aftermarket V4 can still benefit from this partnership — as data from Navistar’s OEM TCU boxes and OnCommand Connection data flow can be accessed via Zonar’s products and services, according to the smart fleet technology supplier.”

"We are excited to extend our partnership with Zonar,” said Sean Slyman, director of Navistar’s connected services business solutions. “It enables Navistar to create even greater value for customers by enabling seamless access to our industry leading remote diagnostics solutions and Zonar's powerful fleet management and compliance solutions through one factory-installed device."

As the Zonar and Navistar partnership evolves, potential collaborations could include consolidating software solutions onto Navistar’s factory-installed telematics devices and pre-installations on the IC Bus line to benefit school bus customers looking for comprehensive data and insight capabilities off the factory floor, according to Zonar.

Learn more about the partnership.