Volvo receives telematics honor

Updated Jun 21, 2013

Remote Diagnostics, Volvo Trucks’ proactive diagnostic and repair planning service, was named Best Telematics Service or Solution for Commercial Vehicles by a panel of industry judges at the 10th annual Telematics Update Awards in Detroit. Volvo, the only heavy-duty truck manufacturer nominated for the prestigious award, offers Remote Diagnostics as a standard feature on all Volvo-powered Volvo trucks in North America.

Volvo edged out seven leading technology companies to win the award, presented during the Telematics Update annual conference and exhibition in Detroit. Telematics Update’s Detroit conference and exhibition is the largest, most prominent global commercial telematics industry event.

“It’s a tremendous honor to receive the premier telematics award for commercial vehicles,” said Conal Deedy, Volvo Trucks product manager, communications and electronics. “This award is a testament to Volvo’s commitment to helping improve the way motor carriers address vehicle service needs. It also validates what we have been hearing from our customers – that Remote Diagnostics provides a valuable, user-friendly service that helps maximize vehicle uptime.”

Volvo has delivered more than 12,000 trucks equipped with Remote Diagnostics, which monitors a set of critical fault codes and delivers detailed information about the severity of the issue in real-time to the customer. This information helps customers make more informed decisions based on the urgency of a service issue.

Remote Diagnostics is proven to enhance repair accuracy and efficiency, reducing the average diagnostic time at a service location by 71 percent and lowering the average time of repair by 25 percent. The service helps improve parts availability and provides technicians at the repairing dealer with easy-to-read repair instructions before the truck arrives for service.

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