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Watch: Ashok Leyland CDO on connected vehicles and custom solutions for fleet owners

7 Jul, 2020

From enabling seamless work from home (WFH) for its employees to driving insights for product development for its customers, heavy vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland says its digital solutions sets it apart from its peers.

With connected trucks and buses, engine behaviour can be modified based on the understanding of data. 

Venkatesh Natarajan, the Chennai-based company's chief digital officer, talks to TechCircle about the firm’s initiatives to help customers increase efficiency by monitoring vehicle health and minimise losses by preventing fuel pilferage.

Today, the company can push air software updates for electrical control units of engines, among other vehicle software, without any physical intervention, he said.

Natarajan holds postgraduate degrees in maintenance engineering, engineering management and computer applications, and is a mechanical engineer. He began his career at the public sector engineering major BEML and has been with Ashok Leyland for nearly two decades.