The Icomera platform delivers the connectivity required to provide real-time access to data feeds from multiple devices and systems installed on board vehicles. Operators can intelligently use these feeds to derive a range of operational and safety benefits.
Utilise Telematics Data
Many data feeds provide information which can be used to assist operators in managing costs. One such example is vehicle fuel consumption, which can be measured using speed, brake and idle information, while factoring in variables such as vehicle type, surface and weather. In reducing fuel consumption, operators not only reduce their fuel costs but also the size of the carbon footprint created by operating and maintaining public transport vehicles, supporting environmentally friendly transport habits. Vehicle telematics data can then be fed back to drivers in real-time, promoting efficient and safe behaviour – Improved driver behaviour will help reduce vehicle wear-and-tear which, in turn, reduces maintenance costs.
Other types of telematics data provide benefits principally relating to vehicle safety. For example, temperature sensors and vibration sensors can help monitor onboard devices, preventing them from overheating, or monitor the surface a vehicle is travelling over, helping ensure a smooth journey. Receiving this type of information in real-time from vehicles can even become safety critical – The sooner any issues with devices or a route are discovered, the earlier a potential accident or breakdown can be averted.
Monitor System Health
Often, devices which transmit telematics data using the Icomera connectivity platform can also send information regarding their own health. By pro-actively monitoring system health, transport operators can intelligently predict and pre-emptively react to issues. Faulty components can be identified while the vehicle is still out in service, and replacement parts can be ordered before the vehicle comes in for maintenance.
Efficient maintenance lowers costs or allows the same resources to do more. The increased availability of vehicles (due to less unscheduled maintenance) will ultimately improve schedule adherence. Savings in maintenance costs can additionally be passed on to passengers through lower ticket prices, encouraging greater ridership.
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