Fleet management system
The price-winning system by Cango Technologies (Romania) is based the FMS 3.0 interface, which gives access to the truck’s CAN in-vehicle networks.
The awarded fleet management system (FMS) features driver behavior, driver scoring, driver performance assistant, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), trailer information, and digital tachograph live data. All these functions are combined in a hardware package that can be mounted to all vehicle segments, including heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs), light commercial vehicles (LCVs), buses, coaches, passenger cars, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and mining equipment. The Romanian supplier offers services with its FMS, which provides twice the value for its price, as stated in Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Research Report.
“It is a great honor and the most important validation that a company can get. Besides great products, great features, great customization, great people inside to achieve Leadership in Customer Value is something that each company would like to have. Getting this award from Frost and Sullivan it is more important to us and brings a lot of value,” said Puiu Dumitru, Cango’s CEO. “In the same time we are very conscious that this award will set new standards and we will always target high and premium services. For the future CANGO will continue to answer to the most provocative requests with the same love and passion that drove us here.”
The CAN-based FMS interface provides access to in-vehicle networks compliant to J1939 and ISO 11992 series as well as other communication systems (e.g. J1708/J1587, EIA 232). It offers more than just streaming data. The gateway processes the data inside using state of the art algorithms. This includes data from optional sensors like radar and sophisticated computer vision. The applications are lane detection and vehicle detection, which can be recorded in the cloud. Of course, classic calculation function as fuel consumed, instant and average fuel consumption, instant and average speed and the distance travelled are provided, too.
As an option, the vehicle’s data bus can be provided with an interface that slots part of the information out through a firewall – one-way only – in a standardized encoded format (J1939) to the FMS interface. The integrated firewall is necessary to safeguard against hazards caused by interference with the vehicle’s computer systems. The supplier assures the integrity of the vehicle database regardless of which FMS system is connected. From the FMS interface, the vehicle data can be processed by third-party equipment, e.g. cloud service providers. This gives the vehicle owner access to a number of different systems and features, making the equipment compatible with other systems on the fleet. Some of these systems already combine vehicle functions with GSM communication and GPS navigation and positioning.