Mack Trucks expanded the availability of a pre-wire option for Lytx telematics equipment to the Mack Granite model.
Mack, part of the Volvo Group, made the announcement during a ride-and-drive event featuring Lytx DriveCam-equipped Mack models in Fontana, California.
“Expanding the Lytx offer to our Granite model means customers with on- and off-road vocational applications have access to the latest safety solutions,” said David Pardue, vice president of connected vehicles and uptime services for Mack Trucks. “Whether being used to help drivers become more efficient, or helping prove a driver’s innocence in an accident, the Lytx video-based safety program delivers great value to customers.”
The expanded collaboration with Lytx builds on a memorandum of understanding Mack and Lytx signed in October 2017.
“Mack continues to be a tremendous partner in enabling our ultimate shared goal of keeping drivers safe while delivering tangible value to fleet operations,” said Eliot Feldstein, Lytx’s senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. “With Mack now expanding the pre-wire of Lytx solutions to its Granite models – the No. 1-selling Class 8 heavy-duty conventional straight truck model in the U.S. – even more customers will experience the benefits of our programs faster and with best-in-class workmanship. We couldn’t be more excited about this offering.”
Lytx DriveCam is designed to help reduce unsafe driving behaviors through video-based driver coaching and predictive analytics. By adding Lytx Video Services, customers can go beyond safety and help eliminate operational blind spots that keep them from maximizing efficiency, productivity and profitability by adding features such as on-demand continually recorded video, optional live stream and support for multiple cameras, according to Lytx. This captured footage can be used to provide proof of service or delivery verification through video confirmation.
Available in axle-forward or axle-back models, the Mack Granite model can be spec’d for a wide variety of construction jobs, including dump and concrete mixer applications. Mack Granite models with the pre-wire option for Lytx DriveCam safety program and the Lytx Video Services enhancement will be available for order beginning in the third quarter of 2018.