Over The Air Engine Programming is a recent development in the trucking world, and it is taking off! This allows companies to improve the truck’s performance and check in on issues remotely instead of having to wait for the truck and its driver to return from a long journey. They are able to switch up the truck’s capabilities; for example, switching between different fuel sources depending on what is economical at the time. Engine updates are important because they can avoid problems and mitigate issues that could have implications for the safety of the driver as well as the bottom line for the fleet manager. Even the world of trucking, which prides itself on its old-fashioned attitudes, can benefit from this technological advancement.
- Over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming allows updates to be sent to trucks when they’re off duty in order to improve engine productivity and efficiency.
- The technology enables fleet managers to remotely set engine parameter updates for fields such as max speed limit, cruise speed and idle shutdown.
- Engine manufacturers have different processes for updates, but the more important issue for the fleet manager is handling the change in perspective necessary when the new technology is adopted.
“What started as a one-way conversation—data streaming off of your trucks to your telematics dashboard—is now a two-way heavy-duty dialogue.”