International offers over-the-air programming for Cummins engines

by Truck West

LISLE, Ill. – International Truck announced that it has become the first OEM to offer over-the-air (OTA) programming for Cummins engines.

Available through the nine-pin International Link device, OTA programming allows drivers or fleet managers to use a mobile interface to initiate engine programming at the customers facility over a Wi-Fi connection. It will be available for limited production release of Cummins 2017 engines beginning this fall.

“This new service for users of Cummins engines builds on our commitment to open-architecture solutions that provide drivers and fleets with improved uptime,” said Terry Kline, senior vice-president and chief information officer of Navistar, Inc. “Many of our customers have mixed fleets, and thanks to this industry-leading innovation, customers will be able to program Cummins’ engines without having to leave their own facilities. This open-architecture approach will provide drivers and fleets with an added measure of ease, convenience, efficiency and productivity.”

Navistar and Cummins plan to expand the service to additional model years.

“We are pleased to be working with International to provide users of our engines with the latest in over-the-air solutions,” said Amy Boerger, vice-president of sales for Cummins’ North America engine business.

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