Kenworth recently introduced the TruckTech+ Over The Air Update program. The purpose of this software is to increase uptime and make it easier for customers to load Paccar engine and aftertreatment software updates.
The update function will ensure no time wasted for Kenworth customers by creating more flexibility and control as far as when and where customers can securely install their software updates.
“The new Kenworth TruckTech+ Over-the-Air program is an excellent benefit to customers that will increase uptime. It is very important for Kenworth to quickly provide our customers with the latest engine updates and calibrations that promote enhanced fuel economy and performance,” said Kevin Baney, PACCAR Vice President and Kenworth General Manager.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: The PACCAR solutions portal provides customers all necessary data involved with their Kenworth trucks (truck performance data, update information and more). Once you approve the update, your vehicle’s software update package is automatically assembled, and you will receive an email notification when the download is ready to be installed.
Step 2: Once your truck is parked, either yourself or a member of our customer service team will hold down the cruise control set switch for just 5 seconds. Next, the download will begin via PACCAR cloud server. When parked, the download typically takes under 30 minutes. We suggest you get the PACCAR mobile app, then you can track all downloads and be notified when they are complete.
Step 3: Back on the road in no time!
Here is the link to the reference guide for more details: Quick Reference Guide
Kenworth class 8 trucks with a 2017 or later model year (with PACCAR-MX 11 & 13 engines) are eligible to receive these new software updates remotely. For those interested in using this software you can access it on the PACCAR solutions online portal or through the PACCAR Over-The-Air mobile app from the Apple or Google Play app stores.