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MCP50 CA1398R Release Notes

Hardware Requirements, Software Dependencies  

This release supports MCN CV90-JB424-100 and higher and is composed of the following software:

  • PAPI: 50.10.00
  • VIOP: 50.13.00
  • CoPilot® Truck™ (ALK): 9.64.787
  • Weigh Station Bypass provided by Drivewyze™ PreClear: 2.0.2
  • Mobile Data Capture: 1.0.216

Upgrade Procedures 

Most upgrades are done over-the-air. Both the firmware and the operating system are available for download on the  Customer Portal (on the Support page, click Firmware/OS); refer to the Installation and Troubleshooting Guide for upgrade procedures.

Note: If after over-the-air upgrade your drivers notice that vehicle inspection reports are lost, have them record their reports on paper until the unit is upgraded.


Compatible with Windows CE Operating System (OS) LT0033 or higher.

Note:  suggests OS LT0038 or higher for best driver experience; this operating system is required to use the In-Cab Scanning, Mobile Data Capture, and Workflow 2.0 features.

HOS New Features and Enhancements 

Updates to Sleeper Berth 

OHOS 3379

When a co-driver is Off-duty in a Passenger Seat of a moving commercial vehicle (49 CFR 395.2) to complete a Split Sleeper Berth pairing, the ELD will no longer automatically change co-driver’s duty status to On-duty not driving. The co-driver will receive a warning message at 30, 15, and 1 minute before the third hour of off-duty time if the vehicle is moving; however, there will be no automatic duty status change. 

OHOS  4091

Multiple reports indicated that drivers were continuously receiving alerts anticipating a potential HOS rules violation. To address this, pessimistic alerts have been removed so drivers will only see the true optimistic driving alerts at 60, 30, and 15 minutes before and at the time of violation. Once a driver has selected the Will Pair SB option, the following screen will be displayed. Drivers must acknowledge the requirement by selecting OK. If the driver turns off the Will Pair SB option, no message will be displayed.


The same changes apply for Canadian split sleeper alerts.

OHOS 3948

An Unidentified Vehicle Activity period is created every time there is a vehicle moving at a speed in excess of 5 mph and no driver is logged in. When the driver logs in again, a notification about the activity appears, asking the driver to confirm or decline the UVA. However, when a driver is presented with a UVA period that overlaps with driving time, an alert will pop up confirming that UVA cannot be offered due to pre-existing driving time, as seen in the image below. The UVA period will be automatically rejected.


Additional Enhancements 

  • In order to improve customer experience in the host and mobile, townships and cities with a population of less than 5,000 people have been removed from the United States city database.
  • For Canadian customers, the city list is supplied by CCMTA.
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