Expanded Virtual Technician Diagnostics Capabilities Now Monitors Detroit Assurance Suite of Safety Systems

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com        

DETROIT – Nov. 9, 2016 – Detroit has extended the number of fault codes monitored by the Detroit Connect Virtual Techniciansm integrated remote diagnostic system to include those generated by the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems.

Available on all Freightliner Cascadia® and Cascadia Evolution trucks equipped with Detroit heavy duty engines, Detroit Assurance is integrated into the truck’s engine and transmission, as well as the braking system and dashboard to enhance driver safety.

Virtual Technician, which already records engine and aftertreatment fault code events, will now also capture Detroit Assurance-specific fault codes. It will then use cellular communications to notify fleets of the fault details and initial diagnosis within minutes. The new Detroit Assurance fault codes will primarily cover system malfunctions or when Active Brake Assist has been disabled by the driver.

Active Brake Assist is controlled by a radar system that senses when a vehicle is too close to the truck. The system, which includes audible warning sounds as well as partial and active braking, was developed to help mitigate collisions.

“We are not just expanding the number of faults monitored by Virtual Technician, we are further integrating our connectivity offerings with the rest of the Detroit product lineup,” said Matt Pfaffenbach, director, telematics for Daimler Trucks North America. “This furthers the reach of connectivity within the truck and delivers additional value to the customer who can make better decisions regarding their business by utilizing the information delivered by Detroit Connect.”

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

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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