Connected Vehicle Technology Workshop Hosted by Penske

May 2, 2018

The Connected Vehicle Technology workshop kicked off ACT Expo this week, hosted by Penske Truck Leasing. More than 100 attendees convened to learn how connected technologies can help fleet operators reduce cost, improve performance, and achieve emissions reduction by optimizing performance parameters.

“Penske is excited to partner with ACT Expo on its first-ever Connected Vehicle educational track,” said Bill Combs, director of connected fleet at Penske Truck Leasing. “Our company’s unique remote diagnostics system enables our customers to improve vehicle uptime, safety and compliance. ACT Expo provided the perfect opportunity to share the insight we’ve gained since launching our program in 2017 with other fleets that are trying to better understand how to make use of all of the data available today.”

The opening session provided an introduction and overview on some of the basic concepts and technologies that make up the work of connected vehicle technology.

The opening session provided an introduction and overview on some of the basic concepts and technologies that make up the work of connected vehicle technology. Panelists from Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar, and Peterbilt reviewed the connected technologies that come standard with many of today’s commercial fleet vehicles—including GPS navigation, remote diagnostics, and asset tracking—explained upgrades, aftermarket hardware and telematics options for fleets, and reviewed best practices for buying and using connected vehicle technologies.

The workshop continued with a look at today’s latest gear and gadgetry, with presentations from Fleet Complete, Zonar Systems, Samsara, Peoplenet, and Lytx.

The workshop continued with a look at today’s latest gear and gadgetry, with presentations from Fleet Complete, Zonar Systems, Samsara, Peoplenet, and Lytx. Attendees gained insight into how predictive analytics can diagnose fleet outages before they happen, how to leverage data to improve driver productivity and efficiency, how fleet emissions can be improved via connected technology, and heard a preview of exciting future technologies that lie ahead in this dynamic environment.

For attendees interested in learning more about this topic, visit www.actexpo.com/agenda to view the sessions in the Connected Vehicle track.