T-Mobile’s IoT Network to Drive Electric Truck Fleet
T-Mobile has been selected as the IoT network provider for Battle Motors’ new line of battery-powered trucks.
The Ohio-based truck manufacturer recently installed EV software from RevolutionOS into its fleets. The T-Mobile-powered software will give drivers and fleet managers access to monitor vehicle data to enhance fleet safety and efficiency.
This data includes preventative maintenance warnings, over-the-air software and firmware updates and can be accessed from either within the vehicle or remotely from a computer or mobile device by scanning a QR code.
“Our primary focus has been on driving technology and innovation that gives our customers value and peace of mind when it comes to maintenance, efficiency, safety and compliance,” said Battle Motors CSO Paul Marsolan. “Together with T-Mobile, we’re able to merge analytics and operations to put rich, real-time decision-making data to work for our customers.”
Under the partnership, T-Mobile for Business will deliver 4G LTE connectivity to Battle Motors trucks for “near real-time sharing of battery range and usage information,” as well as real-time location and trip data. Using the T-Mobile Control Center, Battle Motors will also be able to view and manage truck connectivity as well as the status and conditions of the network itself.
The partnership’s next step will include Battle Motors using T-Mobile’s 5G network to address “industrial-sized” challenges.