First delivery to customers of 21 Mercedes-Benz Actros with Mercedes-Benz Uptime. The 15 Actros 1845 LS 4×2 tractor units and six Actros 1845 LSNRL 4×2 Volumer tractor units are the first trucks to be equipped with the new Truck Data Center and the new Mercedes-Benz Uptime service system. By communicating the status of the vehicle in real-time, the new system allows predictive truck maintenance and analytics while significantly increasing the availability of the vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz Uptime minimises downtimes and breakdowns
Mercedes-Benz Uptime continuously monitors the status of the vehicle systems in real-time. Within a matter of seconds, the data are interpreted, critical states detected and specific action recommendations issued.

“The ability to prevent vehicle breakdowns, to ensure absolute punctuality of deliveries and to predictably plan maintenance work is essential for our transport company. We are firmly convinced that Mercedes-Benz Uptime will help us to consistently meet these goals – a new and important tool for assuring our future,” says Steffen-Kai Schober.

Through the early detection of critical vehicle states, Mercedes-Benz Uptime already permits the preventive maintenance and repair of all new Mercedes-Benz Actros, Arocs and Antos trucks. In this way, breakdowns and costly downtimes are reliably prevented. This leads to significantly increased vehicle availability. Wherever it is on the road, the truck is in constant contact with the transport company’s fleet manager, the Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center in Maastricht and the customer’s preferred Mercedes-Benz service workshop. In addition, Mercedes-Benz Uptime tracks the maintenance history of all trucks equipped with the system. This records, and therefore lastingly optimises, the success of repairs by means of comparison with other vehicles.

The use of Mercedes-Benz Uptime is based on the new Truck Data Center. The connectivity module receives data from the truck’s sensors, cameras, etc. and analyses this information for many different applications.

Uptime was unveiled at the IAA International Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles in 2016, its reliable operation and efficiency having previously been comprehensively tested over three years in more than 1400 trucks in 16 fleets and in four countries, which delivered proof of the system’s suitability for use.

Source: Daimler Trucks