How to Monitor Your Engines and Driver Behavior

Monitoring the engine offers crucial feedback regarding the engine's health (via Electronic Control Unit or ECU) and driver behavior. There are efficiency gains from driving well, but there are also safety benefits. Managing driver behavior and engine health contributes to reducing fuel consumption and general wear on your vehicles.

Engine Monitoring

Collecting essential engine data from the ECU to ensure the vehicle operates safely and efficiently is possible. This data also provides service companies and OEMs critical feedback to better support their customers.

How to Monitor Your Engines and Driver Behavior

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Making any data collected by ATLAS usable for an in-cab screen is also possible.

How to Monitor Your Engines and Driver Behavior

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Dual CANbus connection. E.G. Data could be collected via one bus and deposited via bus two.

Dual CANbus connection. E.G. Data could be collected via one bus and deposited via bus two. Image Credit: Tough Tech

Multiple sensor inputs/outputs. Additional vehicle sensors can relay data to the in-cab screen.

Multiple sensor inputs/outputs. Additional vehicle sensors can relay data to the in-cab screen. Image Credit: Tough Tech

Digital 1-wire interface. Driver iButton identification allows for authorisation of features

Digital 1-wire interface. Driver iButton identification allows for authorisation of features. Image Credit: Tough Tech

Flexible Hardware – Engine Monitoring +

With many interfaces, ATLAS offers great flexibility. ATLAS contains two J1939 CANbus interfaces that can track speed, mileage, fuel consumption, and RPM, as well as assist in identifying any excess idling or other undesirable driving behaviors that cause an increase in fuel consumption. The sensor data collected via ATLAS is also available to the on-board monitor/screen.

Monitoring via an engine ECU provides insight into engine operation and provides OEMs with crucial service data.

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Journey Health

It is essential to identify the parameters to be monitored and measured from either the engine (ECU) or driver, as this enables ATLAS Journey Health insight to find the exact locations required to meet the parameters. Any actions or alerts needed are reported to the ATLAS Insight Management Platform.

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Driver Behavior

This device alerts fleet managers and drivers when undesirable behavior occurs. Drivers receive instant feedback through visual or auditory alerts and ensure that drivers can self-correct. This helps to deter them from performing dangerous behaviors. The feedback received by the fleet manager can result in training opportunities to support safer driving. By monitoring parameters like speed, vehicle location, aggressive acceleration, and braking, companies are able to make informed decisions on safety and efficiency.

 Undesirable driver behavior can be resolved through training, incentives, and specific KPIs.

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