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Made to measure, efficient, economical – FleetBoard for buses at the FIAA 2014
- At the FIAA in Madrid, FleetBoard is presenting its modular portfolio for efficient driver, vehicle and transport management
- Optimised transport management with the new services 'Messaging' and 'Logistics' for buses
- New vehicle management features
Identifying and exploiting potential savings: telematics solutions from FleetBoard permit bus companies to enhance their efficiency in many areas. From 28 to 31 October at the FIAA in Madrid, Daimler FleetBoard is presenting its range of modular services for efficient driver, vehicle and transport management. At the Mercedes-Benz and Setra stand in hall 9, stand 9C07, the Stuttgart-based telematics service provider for commercial vehicles will be showing the new transport management services 'Messaging' and 'Logistics' for buses for the first time. In addition, FleetBoard will present the enhanced functionalities for Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC), AdBlue consumption, AdBlue level and tyre pressure monitoring, specifically tailored to the management of Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses and coaches.
New FleetBoard transport management services for buses
Transparent work processes and enhanced efficiency thanks to uncomplicated communication between driver and central office – this is now supported also in bus fleets by the two transport management services 'Messaging' and 'Logistics'. FleetBoard Messaging makes bidirectional information exchange possible by way of the DispoPilot.guide integrated in the vehicle. Using the seven-inch colour display of the DispoPilot.guide, drivers send or receive messages or have geo-encoded addresses transferred and so can navigate straight to their destination. Moreover, the expected time of arrival (ETA) is determined and communicated to the central office.
With the FleetBoard Logistics service, bus fleet operators benefit from predefined workflows which support the handling of repetitive tasks. The preconfigured standard procedures are geared to classic passenger transport tasks and thus enable reliable and efficient control of trips and orders. Special requirements can be mapped in tailor-made transport processes in cooperation with the FleetBoard Consulting service.
New features create greater transparency in vehicle management services
New features in the FleetBoard services 'Performance Analysis', 'Trip Recording' and 'Service' reveal further potential for savings in vehicle management. For the vehicles of the Euro VI model series Mercedes-Benz Travego, Setra TopClass500, Setra ComfortClass 500 and S431DT, the telematics services show the level of use of Predictive Powertrain Control, the AdBlue consumption and level as well as the tyre pressure.
With Performance Analysis the user can see whether the driver is operating without cruise control, with limiter or with PPC. In addition, the so-called hysteresis values can be analysed. This refers to the upper and lower speed tolerances defined by the driver. Fuel consumption can be reduced still further via the optimum setting of speed tolerances and the PPC Predictive Powertrian Control. In addition, Performance Analysis as well as Trip Recording show the AdBlue consumption rate and AdBlue level. These additional figures help a company calculate its total operating costs. The tyre pressure monitoring function of FleetBoard Service assists fleet managers and entrepreneurs to prevent excessive wear, excessive fuel consumption and unscheduled downtime with optimally inflated tyres.