Bendix looking to provide real-time ABS-related data
May 1, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bendix is working with fleets and telematics providers to determine the best way to share real-time information obtained through ABS-based on-board computers, the company announced a...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Bendix is working with fleets and telematics providers to determine the best way to share real-time information obtained through ABS-based on-board computers, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
The company is in talks with several telecommunications firms in an effort to form alliances to transmit real-time data collected through Bendix’s ABS-based stability systems. The real-time information could then be used by fleets in incident response efforts and proactive driver training.
Bendix already collects and stores information including speed, diagnostic issues and stability interventions on the electronic control unit of its ABS-6 Advanced with ESP stability system. However, it can currently only be accessed when the vehicle is in for service.
“Fleet managers are looking for insight and input regarding their drivers and vehicles in the field. By giving these managers access to real-time data related to their vehicles’ braking and stability systems, they can get an enhanced picture for emergency response needs, driver training, diagnostic issues, and what was happening at the time of a collision or other incident,” said Kevin Romanchok, director, electronics, Bendix.
“Braking systems data can then be combined with data from other vehicle systems and technologies, such as engine monitoring and navigational systems, to give fleets unprecedented amounts of valuable, timely information to help them more efficiently manage their operations.”
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