Wabco will reportedly use the upcoming Automechanika exhibiton in Frankfurt to unveil a new remote diagnostics pilot for commercial vehicle fleets.
The tool is meant to monitor the technical performance of medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles on the road, Wabco said. “The system enables fleet operators to detect on-board system failure modes early and optimise vehicle maintenance schedules.”
Wabco’s remote diagnostics solution is said to be the first in Europe to offer fleet operators a remote diagnostics platform that supports multiple brands of commercial vehicles and integrate it within a fleet management system.
“Wabco and its partners are simplifying remote diagnostics for commercial fleet operators by enabling them to use one system seamlessly for multiple vehicle brands,” commented Didier Nulens, Global Sales, Services and Marketing Leader at Wabco partner company, Transics International.
Andreas Manke, Fleetmanager and Controller at Bartkowiak GmbH, which is currently participating in Wabco’s remote diagnostics pilot program, added, “We are especially enthusiastic about moving from numerous different platforms to a single solution that works for all our vehicles from various manufacturers.
“As we gain experience with the system, we are discovering more opportunities to improve vehicle uptime and overall efficiency.”
Wabco explained that remote diagnostics represent an important step in bringing vehicle connectivity closer to a future model of predictive maintenance.
“Under a predictive model, data collected from equipment sensors provides the foundation for calculating future performance, enabling maintenance schedules to be determined by analysis rather than by a prescribed timeline.”