Iveco and Microsoft team up on telematics

CNH Industrial and Microsoft announce joint project

iveco in-cab infotainment telematics

Look for Iveco products in coming years to be offered with cutting-edge telematics functionality as a result of a new partnership with software giants Microsoft.

The parent company of Iveco, CNH Industrial, and Microsoft have announced what they call the new “Digital Transformation” project.

Related: Telematics comes to major U.S. truck rental fleet

They say it aims to empower customers, both in transport and agriculture, with enhanced technological services.

Tractor and agriculture equipment giants Case IH and New Holland Agriculture are both owned by CNH Industrial, along with Iveco.

While Microsoft already has a presence in the telematics game with what they call their Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (info video below).

CNH and Microsoft say the new digital/connected services that will be available will allow owners of commercial vehicles to access a host of data “ranging from internal mechanics to driving style evaluations”.

They say benefit delivered by the tech will include fuel consumption improvements, as well the opportunity to share data with partners and suppliers for wider benefit.

Iveco currently offers fleet management services with its ‘IVECONNECT FLEET’ system, there’s no word yet on how, or if, that will be affected by the new Microsoft arrangement.

While for agricultural applications the connected services will allow operators to access “a range of value added services, including allowing for a seamless transfer of agronomic data from machines through the Microsoft Azure based cloud technologies”.

Related: Report finds strong uptake in Telematics

We will keep you updated in regards to Australian availability as further details come to hand.

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