Telematics provider Verizon Connect has introduced a new tool for light commercial vehicle (LCV) fleets called Engine Connect, which collects critical data directly from a vehicle’s engine to help monitor for potential vehicle issues, helping to prevent mechanical problems and maximising uptime.
Engine Connect analyses critical data directly from a vehicle’s engine, including fuel usage, distance travelled and diagnostics to help track and respond to vehicles in distress. By combining data with GPS location, customers are able to get a complete view of vehicle performance, says the company.
Engine Connect can help customers identify driver behaviour that is linked to fuel costs. Notable features include the ability to keep VIN records up-to-date; capture accurate odometer readings to see how many miles drivers have travelled; automatically receive diagnostic trouble code (DTC) alerts when problems are detected; identify speeding events to help coach drivers; and track engine status to see how long an engine has been running or idling to stay on top of maintenance.
“Engine Connect gives fleet managers a complete view of their vehicles performance, enabling them to identify potential vehicles’ issues before they become costly,” said Derek Bryan, vice president, EMEA at Verizon Connect.
“With a better understanding of vehicle performance, we can help customers save time and money in the future and provide them with peace of mind knowing their vehicles are running optimally.”