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Navistar partners with Zonar to streamline fleet maintenance telematics

Oct. 13, 2020
The partnership gives Navistar customers access to both smart fleet management capabilities from Zonar and Navistar’s OnCommand Connection’s Advanced Remote Diagnostics solutions on International commercial trucks.

Zonar and Navistar have partnered to give fleet customers access to fault and diagnostic data from Zonar Telematics Control Units (TCUs) across an entire fleet with one portal, regardless of vehicle make or model, to streamline operations.

The partnership gives Navistar customers access to both smart fleet management capabilities from Zonar and Navistar’s OnCommand Connection’s Advanced Remote Diagnostics solutions on International commercial trucks, diesel engines and IC Bus school and commercial buses. 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,” noted Gary Schmidt, senior vice president of OEM solutions at Zonar. “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 add aftermarket telematics hardware such as the Zonar V4. IC Buses can come pre-wired for Zonar TCUs and 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. 

"We are excited to extend our partnership with Zonar,” said Sean Slyman, director of Connected Services Business Solutions, Navistar. “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, both companies hope to take advantage of Navistar’s OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostic solutions — an open-architecture platform — and Gateway Integrations on International’s factory-installed telematics device as a gateway to streamline software solutions without the need for additional hardware. Potential Zonar and Navistar 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 rich data and actionable insight capabilities off the factory floor, according to the companies.

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