John Deere, Komatsu and Caterpillar all providing telematics units on new equipment which collects essential management data and transmits it via cellular connection. The cost of these systems is recovered through fuel savings, reduced idle times, and increased utilization of equipment.
John Deere restructured Deere Trax telematics system as JDLink in 2006
Komatsu offers Komtrax telematics standard on Tier 3 emissions-compliant equipment since 2006
Caterpillar offering Trimble 3rd party solution since 2008 and Delphi transceivers starting 2010