Isuzu Connect and Connect Plus on show in Brisbane

Isuzu looks to IT advances for customer and visitor pulling power

Isuzu Connect and Connect Plus on show in Brisbane
Isuzu FYJ 2000 8x4.


Japanese truck maker Isuzu is putting a focus on connectivity at the Brisbane Truck Show in May, with visitors having the chance to get their hands on the Isuzu Connect and Connect Plus solutions.

Announcing the "arrival of the truly intelligent truck" last year, Isuzu Australia chief engineer Simon Humphries believes telematics is the next frontier in the trucking industry and the company is making it available for show goers to give it a try.

Isuzu telematics aims to provide real-time information to Australian fleet and transport operators by creating a link between the driver and their truck, and the rest of the team.

Isuzu Connect carries live tracking data, mechanical checks, driver monitoring, theft alert, route play back information, fleet reports from individual vehicle performance to entire fleet operations, and Geo Fence area monitoring.

Connect Plus adds a range of engine management information from fuel consumption to clutch activation data, as well as driver safety and efficiently measurements.

Isuzu says GPS satellite information is continuously sent via Telstra GSM towers to web servers, where data can be accessed by a range of team members.

Dispatchers receive real-time location data, service managers can see engine and distance data and fleet managers can see how their business is running, making it easier to identify potential future efficiency changes. 

Developed with the aid of a local supplier, Isuzu Australia says it recognised "that transport operators want to work smarter and not harder by utilising technology and harnessing the benefits available from better and more informed decision making".

Isuzu Connect can provide GPS tracking and fleet management when fitted to any brand of truck, however the advanced features in Connect Plus restrict it to only Isuzu vehicles.

"Show goers have the opportunity to interact with ‘Isuzu Connect’ and ‘Connect Plus’ first-hand via a mobile interactive display module with live data feeds from trucks plying our highways and byways," Isuzu Australia says.

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