Volvo Trucks Says Remote Programming is Proving to be Next Big Step in Long History of Uptime and Innovation
Volvo Trucks outlined its vision for Remote Programming as the next major innovation to drive vehicle uptime during the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council 2018 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition March 4-7 in Atlanta.
First introduced in 2017 for model year 2018 Volvo trucks with Volvo’s factory-installed connectivity hardware, Remote Programming allows Volvo customers to perform over-the-air software and parameter updates anywhere in the U.S. and Canada where a cellular connection is available, and at the discretion of the vehicle’s decision maker.
“Uptime isn’t just a marketing word we toss around lightly. It’s about the people, processes and technology we implement to meet our customer commitments,” said Conal Deedy, Volvo Trucks North America connectivity director. “Remote Programming is already delivering strong uptime improvements. We see great potential for further improving truck availability and the ownership experience as we build on the platform and capabilities we’ve developed over more than two decades.”
Since its 2017 introduction, more than 1,300 vehicles have received software and parameter updates “over-the-air”. Remote programming of software and parameter updates takes about 20 minutes, a significant time savings when compared with the 2.3 day industry average when a truck arrives at a bay, is plugged in, and manually receives updates. In total, Remote Programming has added hundreds of days of uptime and increased performance of the 1,300 trucks.
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