truckfleet_36273511Over the last several years we’ve seen the connected car coming online with benefits for the car owner. Commercial trucks are now using internet-enabled connectivity to improve their ability to manage a whole fleet of vehicles. Monitoring fuel usage, maintenance needs and driving data allows for improved cost efficiencies, vehicle safety and driving performance. The trucking industry employs nearly 7 million across the country and vehicle connectivity will make their jobs easier.

Washington-based Zonar Systems, Tukwila-based producer of an internet-based fleet management system, is expanding their operations and opening a software development office in Seattle. Read more in The Seattle Times.

Washington State’s robust software developer community is not just about gaming and apps for your smartphone. They bring their expertise to a host of industries from healthcare to avionics to advanced manufacturing.

If you want to know more about tapping into Washington State’s technology sector contact wistar.kay@commerce.wa.gov.

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