Launch of Detroit Connect Remote Updates Begins with Over-the-Air DDEC Performance Report Extraction for the New Freightliner Cascadia

Contact: david.giroux@daimler.com
             paige.jarmer@daimler.com

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – July 27, 2017 – Fleets with the new Freightliner Cascadia® equipped with a Detroit™ engine will be able to remotely access Detroit Diesel Engine Control (DDEC) performance reports over-the-air via the Detroit Connect portal starting late summer 2017.

DDEC reports use diagnostics to analyze driver and vehicle performance. They provide key data such as fuel efficiency information, time spent in top gear, time spent in cruise control and much more. The reports help fleet managers better understand vehicle performance, and allow for insights that will help them improve vehicle fuel efficiency.

“By making DDEC reports available through the Detroit Connect portal, we are eliminating the need for fleets to bring a vehicle into the shop and extract the reports,” said Lauren Attinasi, product strategy manager, connectivity, Daimler Trucks North America. “The remote performance reports will benefit uptime as well as overall vehicle insights.”

In late 2017, additional features of Detroit Connect Remote Updates, such as fleet-initiated remote engine parameter programming and Detroit-initiated firmware updates, will be rolled out to new Cascadia customers. All Remote Updates are enabled by the new Detroit Connect platform, which is available exclusively for the new Cascadia.

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

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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