MINNEAPOLIS, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IC Bus today announced that it will offer OnCommand™ Connection, Navistar's open architecture remote diagnostic system, as a standard on all IC Bus™ brand school buses using an approved telematics partner.
OnCommand Connection integrates with a customer's existing telematics provider, regardless of vehicle make, to transmit performance and diagnostic-related data to the system. OnCommand Connection then interprets this data to create easy-to-understand vehicle health reports with recommended actions based on operating conditions and the severity level of any fault codes. Visibility into the operational health of the school bus empowers fleet managers to understand the severity of vehicle issues and determine the appropriate action.
"For the commercial truck industry, OnCommand Connection has been an industry-leading remote diagnostics solution, and we have customers across U.S. and Canada already experiencing tangible, real-world benefits of OnCommand Connection," said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager of IC Bus. "We are now excited to bring this offering to the school bus market and help our customers keep their buses on-time and reduce maintenance costs."
Currently, OnCommand Connection is available as a standard, no-charge option on all new school buses, even competitive models, model year 2007 and newer, equipped with partnering telematics providers.
In addition, IC Bus is offering the industry's first telematics credit—the telematics hardware and a two-year data plan from one of several telematics service providers will be standard and available at no cost to the customer through this program. Hardware and data from other telematics service provider partners will be partially covered by this program. The credit bundle goes into effect on new orders placed since July 1, 2015 in the U.S. and Canada, and will be available to customers buying directly through the IC Bus dealer organization.
Furthermore, IC Bus has added Tyler Technologies, Inc. as an integrated partner for its school transportation business. Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. IC Bus and Tyler Technologies have integrated key software and hardware to give school districts visibility into the health of the vehicle and severity of issues.
"We are excited to introduce Tyler Technologies as an integrated member of our family of partner telematics providers," said Mike Cerilli, vice president and general manager of Navistar's Connected Vehicle Business. "This partnership not only allows our customers to access OnCommand Connection but also provides access to other school transportation solutions that Tyler offers in areas such as routing, student tracking and more."
"We're pleased to work with IC Bus, not only because dealer-installed telematics is convenient for our clients, but because like Tyler, IC Bus wants to help school districts get the most from their school bus fleet investments," said Ted Thien, senior vice president and general manager of Tyler's Versatrans® solution.
For more information, see IC Bus representatives at this year's National School Transportation Association Conference, or visit www.OnCommandConnection.com.
About IC Bus
IC Bus, LLC of Lisle, Ill., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navistar, Inc. (NYSE: NAV). The nation's largest integrated manufacturer of school buses, IC Bus is a global leader in passenger protection, chassis design, engines and ergonomics. The company is also a producer of commercial buses. All IC Bus™ buses are sold, serviced and supported through a renowned dealer network that offers an integrated customer program encompassing parts, training and service. Additional information is available at www.icbus.com.
About Navistar Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc. Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities, counties, schools and other government entities — to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. Tyler's client base includes more than 13,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and other international locations. Forbes has named Tyler one of "America's Best Small Companies" eight times and the company has been included six times on the Barron's 400 Index, a measure of the most promising companies in America. More information about Plano-based Tyler Technologies can be found at www.tylertech.com.
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