Indian automaker Mahindra has launched the cloud-based DigiSense connected vehicle platform for its vehicles in India.
Mahindra is the first OEM in India to integrate its product line-up onto a cloud-based technology platform.
DigiSense works by uploading vital data about Mahindra vehicles onto the cloud allowing owners, fleet operators, drivers, dealers and service teams to access the data on a real-time basis from the driver's seat or from anywhere else.
The platform will also Mahindra customers to keep an eye on the location of their vehicles at all times while drivers can summon emergency breakdown services or pull up a route planner at the touch of a button. DIgiSense also allows service teams to monitor the vehicle's health at all times.
The service is currently available only with commercial Mahindra vehicles but it is expected to expand into the passenger segment in the near future. DigiSense enabled vehicles will be made available as a different variant of the specific vehicle and will be customers will have to pay between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000 more for the added tech.
Speaking at the launch, Pawan Goenka, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra said, "Digitization is emerging as a key differentiator for business transformation and connected vehicle technology is one such manifestation. At Mahindra, we regularly challenge conventional thinking and create disruptions and the launch of DiGiSENSE1.0 is one such effort to adopt technology to develop new ecosystems. It is the first of its kind technology platform which is multi-application and multi-product enabled. From providing real-time data to tracking performance and productivity of the vehicles. DiGiSENSE will enable customers to control their businesses".