Through recent legislative changes, telematic systems are becoming more proficient in the remote, real time monitoring of vehicle performance. This is predominantly on heavier vehicles where the on-board electronic control unit can be interfaced through CANbus technology (Controller Area Network CAN or CAN-bus) to Faamco’s telematic systems.
This technology can also allow for the real time monitoring of fuel usage, which can result in continuous, real time reporting by vehicle. When combined with other functions available through telematic systems, this can then be expanded to ‘by vehicle, by driver, by route etc.’ and can form part of the on-line reports package available for the operator. Constructive information of this type allows for genuine cost saving decisions to be made.
In addition, this technology can allow Faamco to monitor real time performance, receive pre-determined alerts forewarning of potential mechanical incidents and meaning preventative action can be taken.