Microsoft and AT&T Collaborate With Detroit Diesel on Detroit Connect

By Team Writer / October 6, 2016

Detroit Connect, a suite of connected vehicle services released by Detroit Diesel, will be supported by enhancements by both AT&T as well as Microsoft. This new platform will be exclusive to the Freightliner Cascaia, which will provide advanced connection solutions and vehicle performance insights.

Key Takeaways:

  • AT&T will provide Internet of Things connectivity for the new Detroit Connect Truck Data Center platform and Microsoft will support all Detroit Connect services with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
  • Detroit has collaborated with Microsoft to establish a new cloud-based back office environment for all Detroit Connect services, including the new features, such as Detroit Connect Remote Updates, enabled by the new Truck Data Center connectivity platform.
  • The Microsoft Azure cloud platform helps process greater amounts of vehicle performance data and delivers it reliably and more securely to customers.

“Detroit Diesel announced collaborations with AT&T and Microsoft to deliver enhancements to its Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/fleet-management/news/story/2016/10/microsoft-and-at-t-collaborate-with-detroit-diesel-on-detroit-connect.aspx

Kenworth expands T880 with new set-forward configuration — VehicleServicePros.com/12259059 @KenworthTruckCo

By Team Writer / October 6, 2016

With the world of hauling needing to be consistently revised due to things like; efficiency, performance, design and style we have Kenworth, a leading eighteen wheel truck manufacturer, taking first in the race to be the best. With modern advances utilizing every possible outlet to make their product the best.

Kenworth expands T880 with new set-forward configuration — VehicleServicePros.com/12259059 @KenworthTruckCo

Driver Fatigue, Distraction Detected by Guardian System from Seeing Machines

By Team Writer / October 6, 2016

Seeing Machines has released its Guadian system within US fleets which can both detect and alert drivers for various distractions, particularly driver fatigue. This new model has real-time sensors and cameras which detect eye movement to catalogue threats to safe driving.

Key Takeaways:

  • Seeing Machines now offers its Guardian technology in the United States to detect and alert drivers who have fatigue-induced microsleep incidents or driver distraction.
  • A slow eye close that lasts for 1.5 seconds triggers the alert.
  • Guardian’s camera views just the driver’s face and only starts recording when it detects a fatigue or distraction event.

“Seeing Machines now offers its Guardian technology in the United States to detect and alert drivers who have fatigue-induced microsleep incidents or driver distraction.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/products/news/story/2016/10/driver-fatigue-distraction-detected-by-guardian-system-from-seeing-machines.aspx

Safety Tip: Diverging Diamond Interchanges

By Team Writer / October 5, 2016

Recently as an attempt in the process of being able to reduce the crashes as well as traffic congestion, there are more states that are constructing diverging diamond interchanges. However with this being fairly new it leaves some drivers confused. These intersections help to move traffic in a more efficient and safe manner than traditional intersections.

Key Takeaways:

  • Several states, including Florida and Wisconsin, have recently scheduled events aimed at familiarizing the driving public with how diverging diamond interchanges work.
  • Diverging diamond interchanges help move traffic more efficiently and safely than traditional intersections.
  • DDIs make wrong-way entry onto freeway ramps much less likely.

“Diverging diamond interchanges help move traffic more efficiently and safely than traditional intersections, studies show. They dramatically cut the number of conflict points at which vehicles can collide. DDIs also make wrong-way entry onto freeway ramps much less likely.”

http://www.government-fleet.com/channel/safety-accident-management/news/story/2016/10/safety-tip-understanding-diverging-diamond-interchanges.aspx

TNCs Dealt Blow In Florida County

By Team Writer / October 5, 2016

TNC first came to Hillsborough County, Fla a few years back. When they first showed up they had no idea that the West Florida Livery Association was going to do what they had done when it came to not allowing unregulated private transportation services to operate in the Tampa Bay region. This issue came to a head on September 15, when the Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission voted 5-2 to mandate new rules and regulations for TNC.

TNCs Dealt Blow In Florida County

Ploger Transportation Pushes 10 Mpg With a Far-From-Typical Powertrain Spec

By Team Writer / October 5, 2016

A new effective way of maximizing fuel economy with no performance penalty is known as what is called Right-sizing. Generally in freight drivers and owners tend to overestimate their duty cycles. Recently Ploger has added a new truck to service who’s specs include 30,000 miles with lifetime mpg standing at 8.5. A report from LinkeDrive shows 10.47 mpg with 2.43 percent idle time over 2,398 miles over a week.

Ploger Transportation Pushes 10 Mpg With a Far-From-Typical Powertrain Spec

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