SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle is known for its strength in the technology sector. With a variety of big data companies and large technical employee pool, many have predicted that Seattle is poised to be the big data capital of the world.
An innovation leader, Zonar was just named number two on the list of big data software companies published by The Puget Sound Business Journal. This comes on the heels of a recent announcement that Zonar surpassed 300,000 telematics units in operation.
In addition, Zonar partner Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) in August celebrated 100,000 trucks with their Zonar equipped, Virtual Technician.
“We’re experiencing unprecedented growth,” said Mike McQuade, co-founder at Zonar. “These recognitions represent a culmination of innovation beginning in 2001 with the patented electronic vehicle inspection report (EVIR) system and more recently, the 2020 Android transportation tablet.
” McQuade said Zonar’s success is a result of the compelling ROI and benefits experienced by customers in industries including commercial trucking, school transportation, utilities, construction and waste. McQuade also attributes the company’s accelerated growth to partner agreements with companies including DTNA.
In 2011, DTNA introduced Detroit Connect and the Virtual Technician service, a factory-installed telematics solution with remote diagnosis capability. Virtual Technician captures vehicle operating data and alerts the fleet in real-time on the severity and the recommended course of action when a fault occurs. Expanding on this platform, Zonar recently released the Detroit Connect On-Board Tablet, an advanced Android-based mobile tablet for driver productivity.
“This is just the beginning,” McQuade said. “We founded our business on innovation and customer service and we remain committed to these core values. In the near future, this means new Android applications, sophisticated and actionable fuel analytics, expansion of customer care options including phone, in-person, on-site and much, much more.”
Zonar is a transportation technology company that helps fleets improve regulatory compliance, increase fleet efficiency and improve safety. Zonar captures vehicle GPS positioning, remote diagnostics and driver performance data accessed through Zonar’s web-based Ground Traffic Control application or customer system integrations. Zonar’s mobile devices increase driver productivity with verified electronic inspections, electronic log books, commercial navigation, two-way messaging, driver feedback and more. For more information, visit www.zonarsystems.com
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