Navistar is converging its connected vehicle technologies, including OnCommand Connection, with Volkswagen’s global connected vehicle platform from Rio, beginning with a common in-cab hardware device.

Later this year, Navistar plans to install its OnCommand Connect telematics platform at the factory in all Class-8 products that include International LoneStar, ProStar and LT Series trucks.

The embedded telematics platform will provide customers with remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance, explains Terry Kline, Navistar’s senior vice president and chief information officer. The technology will also support connected vehicle functions and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

In 2013, Navistar launched OnCommand Connect as a remote


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