DTNA partners with, invests in Platform Science – Truck News

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North
America (DTNA) has partnered with Platform Science to advance its on-vehicle
software capabilities, and has invested into the company via its Series B
funding round.

As a result of the partnership, Platform
Science will be the primary in-vehicle fleet management software provider,
enabling customers to integrate their telematics solutions and connectivity
services without hardware installation.

“The inclusion
of Platform Science in our connected telematics platform represents a leap
forward for the industry, and more importantly, our customers,” said Roger
Nielsen, president and CEO, DTNA. “The demand and the need for efficiency,
safety, and uptime has never been greater than it is today. With Platform
Science, we will help customers avoid pre-installations delays, improve the
fleet manager and driver experience once their assets are on the road, and help
keep them moving forward as they keep the world moving.”

(Photo: Daimler Trucks North America)

Daimler trucks
will come from the factory with built-in telematics hardware loaded with
Platform Science’s software, eliminating the costs, delays, and inconveniences
of installing aftermarket devices, DTNA claims.

“Our partnership
with Platform Science will bring a groundbreaking connectivity experience to
our customers. By leveraging Platform Science’s transportation-specific mobile device
management, customers will be able to choose the solutions to fit their mixed
fleet needs and seamlessly integrate those solutions into their trucks.
Platform Science’s edge computing IoT platform for transportation solves for
enterprise and large fleet compliance, productivity, and safety needs,” said
Sanjiv Khurana, general manager, digital vehicle solutions at DTNA.

Capabilities will include electronic
logging, workflow, driver inspection, navigation options, and additional
fleet-specific apps, all through a single telematics platform.

“We are thrilled
to have the opportunity to work with DTNA on this effort to transform the
customer experience. This is particularly rewarding now more than ever, as
we’ve all come to appreciate truck drivers and the day-to-day challenges they
face more than ever,” said Jack Kennedy, founder and CEO of Platform Science.

DTNA vehicles
installed with Platform Science will begin rolling out in 2021.

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