This solution refers to companies which own a fleet of vehicles, and aim to reduce their major operational expenses (fuel and maintenance costs).
Both costs can be minimized by recording, studying and influencing Drivers’ Behavior through drivers’ interaction with their vehicles.
This solution records the driving “profile” of each driver, based on the parameters set in advance. Therefore, the fleet manager / owner can be informed about who from their employees need to be trained in procedures that ensure more economic and safer driving for themselves, the vehicle and the carried load.
Whenever the driving behavior diverges from these parameters, the driver receives an instant update with visual (LED) and sound signals through the DMAS device (Driver Manoeuver Awareness System). That way the driver is trained in real time to drive safer and more economically.
An intelligent telematics unit is installed into the vehicle allowing operational data flow into the system. Due to the high degree of vehicles’ control through pre-installed computers and electronics, information for all autonomous subsystems (brakes, engine, tires, etc.) can be recorded by the device for any later analysis.
Through the analysis of information that reflect the mechanical condition of the vehicle, important updates can be easily retrieved: wear that has taken place, maintenance work that needs to be done or mechanical parts that need to be replaced.
Furthermore, through specially designed updates, upcoming damages to the engine or its subsystems can be forecasted.
That way, all technical work can be better organized, therefore reducing the operational costs caused by a sudden malfunction of a fleet’s part (downtime, man hours, etc.).
The technology behind the solution:
In order to obtain data for the vehicle’s status and how this status is developing, an intelligent telematics unit is installed in the vehicle allowing operation data flow into the system. Due to the high degree of vehicles’ control through pre-installed computers and electronics, information for all autonomous subsystems (brakes, engine, tires, etc.) can be recorded by the device for any later analysis.
From the moment the telematics unit (device) records each driver’s behavior, it is capable to categorize this behavior accordingly in terms of safety (i.e. not dangerous, little, moderately or very dangerous) as well as whether this behavior can affect the fuel consumption and the overall mechanical condition of the vehicle.
The driver receives an instant update through visual (LED) and sound signals from the DMAS device (Driver Manoeuver Awareness System). That way the driver is trained in real time to drive safer and more economically.
Transmission and analysis
All recorded information can be transmitted via GPS and mobile networks through an online (web based) application, through which data are extracted and analyzed, in order to provide statistics on the current fleet fuel consumption as well as to confirm the correct operation of vehicles and prevent potential (future) damages.