KANSAS CITY — Navistar has launched a new application, OnCommand Connection electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (eDVIR), which enables school bus operators to digitally capture and share pre- and post-trip and child check inspections. The app streamlines the inspection process and enables faster repairs.
“Our Android tablet-based eDVIR app is the most feature-rich, cost-effective approach to bus inspection on the market,” said Sean Slyman, Navistar’s director of connected services, bus solutions. “It enables more efficient inspections for drivers, and more visibility for managers, to critical information for assessing and addressing vehicle readiness.”
eDVIR offers multiple advantages over existing paper-based and digital vehicle inspection solutions. It covers all inspection points that are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and enables customization of the inspection screen beyond these federal requirements. That ensures that bus inspections are compliant, regardless of the jurisdiction. It permits remote retrieval of inspection details by authorized viewers, providing immediate visibility to technicians, so defects can be addressed promptly to improve uptime. In addition, eDVIR’s innovative closed loop feature informs drivers when an identified defect has been repaired.
“This new eDVIR app brings the latest technology to our customers in support of their mission to provide school children and their families with the safest and most reliable transportation available,” said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager of IC Bus, Navistar’s school bus brand. “This technology brings peace of mind to school bus transportation experts, along with parents, that buses will be safe, reliable and on time every time. It should help make the safest form of student transportation even better.”
OnCommand Connection eDVIR provides additional value when used in conjunction with OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics, Navistar’s industry-leading, open-architecture remote diagnostics system, whose customers have seen an up-to-30 percent reduction in annual repair costs and an up-to-80 percent reduction in vehicle failures that require a tow. This Advanced Remote Diagnostics product, which is compatible with all school bus makes and models, provides real-time bus location data, generates health reports on a bus’ status, and also delivers action plans to address one or more specific fault codes.
“When combined with our Advanced Remote Diagnostics solution, OnCommand Connection eDVIR enables a comprehensive, 360-degree view of the health of a school bus fleet,” Slyman said. “This combined solution will help school bus operators reduce their maintenance and repair costs, while also helping provide safer transportation for students.”
To learn more about OnCommand Connection, stop by Booth 635 at the annual NAPT Trade Show and Conference, or visit: www.OnCommandConnection.com
Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at: www.Navistar.com
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