SEATTLE/BELLEVUE, Wash. (May 25, 2000)– ePACCAR, a division of PACCAR Inc., has formed a venture with InfoMove to deliver personalized, real time, location-specific traffic navigation to truck drivers in PACCAR’s commercial vehicles. PACCAR builds trucks under the Kenworth and Peterbilt nameplates.
Through the partnership, InfoMove will supply ePACCAR with a suite of wireless Internet applications to enhance truck operators’ productivity. Using these applications, ePACCAR’s systems will alert truck drivers of traffic congestion along planned routes, plus recommended alternative routes and turn-by-turn driving directions. Future applications may include e-mail and vehicle diagnostics, the company said.
Consumers will be able to sign up for the first phase of the service in Q3 2000.
“This partnership will allow PACCAR to provide its customers with the dynamic InfoMove traffic information they need to navigate their routes with safety and ease,” said Peter Holland, president and chief executive officer of InfoMove. “PACCAR is taking the lead in providing functional wireless Internet applications to its customers on the road.”
InfoMove has developed strategic relationships with industry-leading organizations to create this unique platform that integrates Global Positioning System (GPS), wireless and Internet technologies. InfoMove will offer its service to Internet portals, hardware manufacturers, automotive companies and other organizations as private-label and co-branded solutions.
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