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Tue Jun 12, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
Allison Transmission has partnered with multiple North American telematics service providers (TSPs) to deliver transmission health information by year-end. TSPs will begin integrating Allison into their applications for a single, efficient fleet management experience.
“We are laying the foundation for our future in the global connected vehicle ecosystem,” says John Coll, senior vice president of global marketing, sales and service for Allison Transmission. “By working with both TSPs and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Allison is supporting their existing and new customers with connected capabilities.”
The new connected capabilities, which are backwards compatible to Allison fourth generation electronic controls, will provide insight into over 170 different transmission conditions. This will provide fleet management and maintenance staff with the insight they need to improve vehicle uptime. Transit buses and motor coaches, along with refuse, construction, and pick-up and delivery trucks are among the many vocations that can benefit from connected capabilities.
“We are committed to enhancing our intelligent products and supporting a connected future that enables our customers to monitor and manage their fleet operations with relevant information in near real-time,” Coll says. “Allison wants to ensure fleet managers have relevant and actionable information about the health and performance of their Allison transmissions.”
In addition to this initial deployment, Allison continues to work with OEMs and additional TSPs to expand support across both vocations and global regions.
“We look forward to building on this platform and evolving toward additional connected capabilities that enable our customers to further optimize their fleets leveraging prescriptive data insights specific to vocations and duty cycles,” Coll says.
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission is the world's largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide.