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Zonar Announces Partnership with Navistar To Bring Powerful, OEM Qualified Fleet Telematics Solutions to Customers

| October 13, 2020

Zonar and Navistar collaborate to improve and streamline fleet maintenance and operations

Zonar, smart fleet technology, and Navistar,  a producer of International® brand commercial trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, have formed a strategic partnership. The partnership allows Navistar customers to use its OnCommand Connection platform to access rich and comprehensive fault and diagnostic data from Zonar Telematics Control Units (TCUs) across an entire fleet with one portal, regardless of vehicle make or model, to streamline operations. Zonar also plans to integrate with Navistar’s Gateway Integrations, using International’s factory-installed telematics devices as a gateway to streamline software solutions without the need for additional hardware. This partnership allows mutual customers to easily access both smart fleet management capabilities from Zonar and Navistar’s OnCommand Connection’s Advanced Remote Diagnostics solutions.

“Zonar has the unique ability to conduct aftermarket installs, OEM installs and deeply integrate with OEM embedded applications,” said Gary Schmidt, senior vice president of OEM solutions at Zonar. “With this partnership, we further demonstrate just how seamless Zonar can be in unison with an industry leader like Navistar. We are thrilled to bring an enriched data experience to customers who are looking to keep their fleets safe, compliant, and efficient while lowering the total cost of ownership during operation and maintenance.”

Navistar customers without Zonar line-fit or retrofits, can easily add aftermarket telematics hardware such as the Zonar V4™ . IC Buses can come pre-wired for Zonar TCUs and other Navistar vehicles that obtain aftermarket V4™, can still benefit from this partnership – as data from Navistar’s OEM TCU boxes and OnCommand® Connection data flow can be seamlessly accessed via Zonar’s products and services.

“We are excited to extend our partnership with Zonar,” said Sean Slyman, director of Connected Services Business Solutions, Navistar. “It enables Navistar to create even greater value for customers by enabling seamless access to our industry-leading remote diagnostics solutions and Zonar’s powerful fleet management and compliance solutions through one factory-installed device.”

As the Zonar and Navistar partnership evolves, both companies will look to take advantage of Navistar’s OnCommandConnection Advanced Remote Diagnostic solutions—the industry’s first and only open-architecture platform –  and Gateway Integrations on International’s factory-installed telematics device as a gateway to streamline software solutions without the need for additional hardware. Potential Zonar and Navistar collaborations could include consolidating software solutions onto Navistar’s factory-installed telematics devices and pre-installations on the IC Bus line to benefit school bus customers looking for rich data and actionable insight capabilities off the factory floor.

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