VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) has announced the introduction of connected vehicle technology on its complete commercial line-up in India. The Eicher Motors group company has developed the new Eicher LIVE connected vehicle technology that will be available on the brand's buses and trucks from August 1, 2020, making it an industry-first initiative in the CV space. The new CV range is built on the manufacturer's EUTECH6 platform that debuted earlier this year, transitioning from BS4 to BS6 emission regulations.
Eicher will offer free data connectivity for the first two years and there will be no changes in the ex-showroom price of the vehicles. The company plans to partner with telecom service providers to provide data connectivity to customers after the first two years with charges likely around ? 4,000-5,000 per annum.