This approach means that customers simply pay a small monthly subscription fee to access structured reports, which are available via the Toyota I_Site portal, and through associated mobile apps. There is no longer a hardware cost. Even those customers that decide not to pay the monthly subscription will be able to access core data such as a fleet list and working hours, at no cost at all.
Furthermore Toyota will be able to use the data gathered to prepare for new advances such as predictive servicing, based on actual operating hours and rental programmes tailored to utilisation. "We recognise that with our customers we are now moving into a digital age, where data can make a dramatic difference to the bottom line. At Toyota we have always employed lean-thinking in our operations, and that means aiming for zero waste. Our commitment to smart truck production will help our customers to pursue this goal," continued Ralph Cox.
All orders taken from beginning October 2018 will be included in the programme, and first deliveries are scheduled before the end of November.