Fuso has announced that  its heavy-duty flagship, the Shogun  has now be made available with advanced telematics which it says will  help customers get the most out of their trucks.

Fuso says it has launched its comprehensive Connect system, and made it standard on Shogun models and included a free 12-month subscription.

The company says the locally-installed system allows for a fleet administrator or operator to access important information such as vehicle location, driver behaviour, engine status and much more around the clock.

It added that the information can be accessed on desktop as well as mobile devices using iOS or Android platforms.

The  system allows vehicle performance to be closely monitored with fuel efficiency reports, while a driver scorecard can also be generated to encourage high driving performance. Over-speeding, over-revving, harsh braking and excessive idle time can also be monitored and reported in real time.

The company says that customers can track and trace trucks in real time and set geo-fences to send an alert when a vehicle enters or exits a specified area. Fleet administrators can also be alerted to vehicle impacts and rollovers. Vehicle maintenance status is also visible.

Fuso Truck and Bus Australia Vice President, Alex Müller, said that the Fuso Connect system was introduced to enhance customer service.

“We are very excited to bring our customers an advanced telematics system for the popular heavy-duty Shogun model,” Müller said.

“Fuso Connect will empower our customers with real-time insights, increased operational efficiency and enhanced safety measures and we know it will be a popular introduction,” he said.