The Truck Data Center launched on March 1, 2017, with the introduction of new digital services from Mercedes-Benz Trucks: the service product Mercedes-Benz Uptime and the new FleetBoard Manager app. Both services require the installation of the Truck Data Center and are available on Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty trucks.

Unveiled at the 2016 International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles, the "Truck Data Center" connectivity module will in future form the brain of the connected truck across all brands at Daimler Trucks. It continuously monitors the status of the vehicle systems, in addition to sending and receiving data in real-time.

Mercedes-Benz Uptime fully automatic in-service diagnostics continuously monitor the status of the vehicle systems in real-time and allow the early detection of critical states. This makes it possible to prevent breakdowns and other unscheduled repairs while further optimizing scheduled workshop visits. The service will be available both individually and in combination with all other Mercedes-Benz service contracts.

The new FleetBoard Manager app will in future offer all Mercedes-Benz customers a simple, fast, and free entry into connectivity. The app for smartphones provides useful, free information on the vehicle fleet, such as its capacity utilization over the course of a week or the positions of individual vehicles, and also identifies potential cost-savings.

The FleetBoard Manager app will be available free of charge from 20 March 2017 for Android (Google Play Store) and iOS (App Store).