The partnership between Motive and Navistar combines thousands of vehicle data points to help...

The partnership between Motive and Navistar combines thousands of vehicle data points to help fleets operate safer and more cost-effectively.

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Motive and Navistar announced a strategic partnership and future product integration that will connect Motive's Automated Operations Platform with Navistar’s OnCommand Connection telematics and Advanced Remote Diagnostics solutions.

According to the two companies, as rising fuel and maintenance costs add pressure on already slim margins in today's physical economy, businesses across industries need robust data-driven telematics to manage their operations effectively. The partnership between Motive (formerly known as KeepTruckin) and Navistar combines thousands of vehicle data points to help fleets operate safer and more cost-effectively.

The strategic partnership will offer two types of integrations:

  1. Motive users will be able to streamline their fleet operations by accessing data, including easy-to-read fault code descriptions, severity ratings, and recommended parts and services from Navistar’s OnCommand Connection platform. The added operations visibility will allow users, like safety, compliance, and fleet managers, to quickly diagnose and address potentially costly maintenance-related issues that typically derail timelines and drive up costs. 
  2. Motive customers can expect improved fleet management by accessing data from Navistar’s factory-installed devices on International Trucks. These devices offer customers rich native telematics such as vehicle location, engine hours, tire pressure, brake and cabin temperatures, and lights status directly from the vehicle manufacturer. 

“Motive is committed to building scalable solutions that create long-lasting value for our customers,” said Jai Ranganathan, chief product officer at Motive. “Through this partnership, our customers will be able to access even more data about their fleets, enabling our AI-powered applications to further improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of their operations.” 

In April of 2022, KeepTruckin Inc. officially rebranded to Motive Technologies Inc. Alongside its rebrand, Motive launched the Automated Operations Platform, a combination of IoT hardware and AI-powered applications that connect and automate physical operations.The platform combines Internet of Things hardware with artificial intelligence-powered applications that automate vehicle and equipment tracking, driver safety, compliance, maintenance, spend management, and more.

Additionally, in March of 2022, Navistar announced that it will standardize a factory-installed telematics device on all new builds of the complete medium-duty Class 6-8 International Truck and IC Bus vehicle product portfolios, including electric models.

Scott Renier, Navistar's general manager of connected services and analytics, explained that "through this integration, International Truck customers will gain the full context of vehicle telemetry and the relevant insights related to vehicle usage. Having all this information in one place will increase their efficiency and productivity.”

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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