Buses to receive software update via Wi-Fi

Technology allows for engine control module updates on the go

Buses to receive software update via Wi-Fi

There’s a new technology available that allows for operators of IC Bus brand buses to have their fleet receive software updates on the go.

The Navistar-owned bus manufacturer, IC Bus, has unveiled the over-the-air (OTA) programming of engine control modules (ECM) technology and say it will be able to be used in its buses that are powered by Navistar proprietary engines.

Soon, the technology will also work with buses powered by Cummins engines too.

Trish Reed, vice president and general manager, IC Bus says the over-the-air programming is very exciting.

“This first-in-the-industry innovation allows operators to update engine control modules with unprecedented ease and convenience over a safe, secure Wi-Fi connection, speeding their access to improved uptime and other benefits.”

“Over-the-air programming also sets the stage for a future of connected vehicle services in the school bus community,” Reed said.

“This two-way connected vehicle technology allows eligible users to pull the data from the bus, analyze the data, and communicate back to the bus.

This capability can potentially enable future engine calibrations and other updates to be tailored to the requirements of a particular vehicle.”

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