Detroit Connect Analytics Delivers Fuel Economy and Safety Insights to Fleets

Contact: david.giroux@daimler.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – September 1, 2016 – Detroit today announced the introduction of Detroit Connect Analytics, which will be available through the new connectivity platform launching with the introduction of the new Freightliner Cascadia®. Analytics, which is part of the Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, provides customers with important insights about their vehicles to help them make critical business decisions.  

Accessible via a dedicated section of the new Detroit Connect portal, Analytics provides users with on-demand, automated fuel efficiency and safety analysis and reports featuring key insights from Detroit and Daimler Trucks North America engineers.  Analytics uses that expertise to quickly identify behaviors, trends, root causes and key insights on fuel consumption and safety performance data across the fleet.  The data provides easy-to-read analysis and recommendations for improving vehicle and fleet performance. Fleet managers can view the data for a single trip, single vehicle or their entire fleet over different periods of time.

Fuel efficiency performance data analyzed includes engine speed, idle time, cruise control, engine power, integrated powertrain performance and driver interaction. The safety data is collected from all available safety systems, including the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems, and includes collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, distance violations and speed violations.

“The combination of Detroit Connect Analytics and the new Cascadia enhances the truck’s performance potential by using data to deepen the connection between the fleet’s management, the driver and the vehicle,” said Matt Pfaffenbach, director, connectivity for Daimler Trucks North America. “The ability to unlock and understand what’s happening with the truck and use that knowledge to make adjustments is a significant time and performance advantage for our customers. Customers can spend less time crunching data and more time optimizing vehicle performance.”

Detroit Connect Analytics will be included within different service option packages with the new Cascadia that will deliver the fuel efficiency features only or both fuel efficiency and safety features.  Detroit Connect Analytics will be available for use with the new Cascadia beginning Q1 2017. It will be available with other Freightliner and Western Star models later in 2017.

For more information, go to www.DemandDetroit.com/Connect.

Detroit offers a complete line of heavy-duty diesel engines, axles, transmissions, safety systems and connected vehicle services for the commercial transportation industry in both the on-highway and vocational markets. Detroit products are sold and serviced through a network of hundreds of locations throughout North America. For more information, or to locate the nearest Detroit location, visit DemandDetroit.com. Detroit is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America.

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New Freightliner Cascadia with Detroit Assurance suite of safety features. The industry’s only proprietary safety system designed to help mitigate the severity of collisions
New Freightliner Cascadia with Detroit Assurance suite of safety features. The industry’s only proprietary safety system designed to help mitigate the severity of collisions
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