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Battle Motors selects T-Mobile US to connect new EV software for trucks

T-Mobile Control Center will give Battle Motors the ability to view and manage the connectivity of their trucks

 

T-Mobile US announced that it has been selected by Battle Motors as the preferred provider of IoT connectivity and management for thousands of new Battle Motors battery electric trucks, the former said in a release.

The telco noted that the commercial truck industry is already embracing EV technology. Battle Motors’ RevolutionOS, powered by T-Mobile’s nationwide network, delivers actionable data and information to drivers and fleet managers that they can use to enhance efficiency, safety, and security. As part of this long-term agreement, T-Mobile for Business will deliver 4G LTE connectivity to Battle Motors trucks for near real-time sharing of battery range and usage information, historic and near real-time location and trip data, timely preventative maintenance warnings, over-the-air software, and firmware updates – as well as the truck’s full bill of materials, such as VIN-specific information, parts, and manuals.

T-Mobile said that every new Battle Motors class seven and class eight “heavy-duty” EV truck will come with a factory installed, ruggedized digital instrument cluster that runs RevolutionOS. T-Mobile’s nationwide network will enable Battle Motors’ RevolutionOS to let customers view and update critical information directly from the truck, or remotely from a desktop computer or mobile device, just by scanning a QR code, the telco said.

Additionally, T-Mobile Control Center will give Battle Motors the ability to view and manage the connectivity of their trucks. Battle Motors will have near real-time visibility to all their commercial trucks with the ability to monitor network conditions and device behavior with T-Mobile Control Center.

In the near future, Battle Motors expects to leverage T-Mobile’s 5G network to meet industrial-sized challenges for years to come as their trucks’ capabilities advance and the demands on connectivity increase.

“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.”

“While we continue to grow our business market share, it energizes us to work with forward thinking companies that demonstrate leadership in areas like sustainable commercial transportation,” said Callie Field, president, T-Mobile Business Group. “Reliable connectivity, management and support is central to Battle Motors’ mission, and we’re honored that they entrusted their trucks and their customers to T-Mobile for Business.”

Headquartered in Ohio, Battle Motors provides work-ready diesel, clean natural gas (CNG), and now EV chassis designed and manufactured in North America for the refuse and recycling markets.

 

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