Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), has selected AT&T to provide IoT connectivity for the new Detroit Connect Truck Data Center platform, which provides capabilities such as over-the-air engine programming and power train electronic firmware updates and third-party telematics applications. Microsoft will support all Detroit Connect services with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
“Our collaboration with technology leaders such as AT&T and Microsoft further enhance our ability to provide advanced connected vehicle solutions that will deliver vehicle performance insights and update capabilities to our customers,” said Matt Pfaffenbach, director, connectivity for Daimler Trucks North America. “With the enhancements to Detroit Connect, we’re able to deepen the connection between our customers and their vehicles more than ever before.”
The connectivity platform will be available with start-of-production of the new Freightliner Cascadia in January 2017.
AT&T also noted that it now offers connectivity with 19 of the top auto brands and more than 50% of the new connected cars on the road in the U.S in 2015.