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International Combines Tracking Solution With Theft Deterrence

International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced availability of its International Aware Vehicle Intelligence telematics solution....


International Truck and Engine Corp. has announced availability of its International Aware Vehicle Intelligence telematics solution.

International Aware allows authorized individuals to monitor trucks in real-time through a password-protected Internet connection. The system tracks the truck’s exact location, direction of travel and even how fast it is going. Other features include the ability to set up a “geo-fence,” a virtual electronic boundary on a map where trucks should not cross.

It also works for highway tractors that veer off course on a highway. If a truck appears to be taking a different or a suspicious route, the geofence can alert a fleet manager who can investigate further to see if it is a troublesome situation or a matter of a detour due to road construction.

International also says it is the first commercial truck manufacturer to outfit its medium- and heavy-duty trucks with technology that can include electronic theft-deterrent and integrated tracking systems.

“Whether it is a propane truck, a delivery truck or a tractor-trailer, the ability to prevent truck theft or to track its location is extremely important,” said Rob Swim, director, Vehicle Center marketing strategy, International Truck and Engine. “We’ve developed a system that helps prevent truck thefts or can track a truck’s location at all times.”

With International’s theft-deterrent system, the access code must be entered within seven seconds of engine start up or the engine will shut down. The seven-second delay is a safety feature for drivers who may have to move a truck a short distance in an emergency situation. If the code is entered incorrectly too many times, it can be programmed to send an alert to the cell phone of a fleet manager or other official.


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