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EcoTrak fuel saving technology

  1. 1. EcoTrakFuel Saving Technology• Cut costs• Cut carbon• Drive safer• Drive smarter
  2. 2. Why?Reasons for implementing a fuel & driver management solutionMonitoring and managing fuel used by the vehicles in a By using fuel more efficiently businesses can benefit from:fleet is vital for all professional operators as fuel often • Lower costsaccounts for as much as 40 per cent of overall operatingcosts. By implementing a management solution it is • Improved profit marginspossible to reduce fuel costs alone by up to 15 per cent, • Reduced vehicle carbon emissionswhich will result in significant carbon reductions too. • Improved and safer performanceThe use of safe and fuel efficient driving techniques as partof a fuel management process will help to contribute tothese savings. Page 1
  3. 3. What is EcoTrakfuel saving technology?EcoTrak fuel saving technology has been developed in Dependent on the vehicle’s age and compatibility, EcoTrakconjunction with the haulage, waste management and reports on driver and vehicle management parameterspassenger transport industries to help businesses reduce including:fuel and operating costs, lower vehicle carbon emissions • Real time MPGand promote safer driving throughout their fleet. • OdometerUsing CANbus technology EcoTrak can not only report on • Speed • Idling timewhere a vehicle is, but how it is being driven. The • Over revvinginformation gathered from the vehicle is recorded every 60 • Harsh brakingseconds and using this information, a profile of the driver • Harsh Acceleratingand their style can be derived. • Excessive throttle use Page 2
  4. 4. What is EcoTrakfuel saving technology?The data is collected by linking EcoTrak to the vehicle’s Using EcoTrak fuel saving technology, our customerscommunication network using two standard protocols: typically achieve fuel saving of between 10% and 20%,SAE J1979 for cars/vans and SAE J1939 for trucks/buses. observe improved driving practices and consequently lower their impact on the environment.To access the data, EcoTrak uses only the vehicle’sControlled Area Network (CANbus) and there is norequirement for vehicle’s FMS to be enabled.By managing driver behaviour using these parameters, it ispossible to improve your fleet’s overall performance andsignificantly reduce operating costs. Page 3
  5. 5. Available data?what information can EcoTrak provide?The information available is largely dependent on the ageand type of vehicle. EcoTrak is compatible with all HGVand RCV manufacturers, and many parameters can alsobe brought back for LCVs and cars.Working with our customers, we continually work towardsimprovements and new functionality. For example, inresponse to customer feedback, we have recentlydeveloped a number of waste specific applications of theavailable telemetry—e.g. axle weights, infrared curtain,thermal sensors. Page 4
  6. 6. Driver BehaviourThe most important factor of all “The most influential factor on fuel consumption collection of simple reports, which make up the EcoTrak within a business is people. As the person driving the reporting and analysis suite. These reports are accessible vehicle, it makes sense that the driver has the most via the internet 24 or can be scheduled to arrive in your /7 significant impact on fuel consumption. Therefore, inbox at your chosen time. understanding and influencing their daily activities is vital.” Freight Transport Association, 2008 Using these reports it is possible to identify drivers that are performing less efficiently and re-educate them toEcoTrak enables you to understand the individual driving promote more fuel efficient driving. Not only doesstyles of each of your drivers. The system records their efficient driving mean lower fuel costs, it also means loweractual behaviour in real time and reports it back to you in a maintenance and insurance costs too. Page 5
  7. 7. The Benefitsof Safe & Fuel Efficient DrivingFor Drivers For the Bigger PictureThrough fuel efficient driving, drivers can raise their level of By supporting and investing in safe & fuel efficient drivingskill and become more of an asset to their employer. practices, organisations can: • Reduce vehicle CO² emissionsFor Operators • Promote and develop a responsible safety culturePromoting fuel efficient driving can result in: within the organisation• Reduced fuel costs • Lead the way with good practices• Increased productivity & vehicle utilisation• Reduced vehicle running & maintenance costs• Potential reduction in insurance costs Page 6
  8. 8. Key Componentsof Safe & Fuel Efficient DrivingSpeed IdlingManaging the speed that a vehicle travels is a simple, but Unnecessary engine idling can burn several litres of fueleffective way to cut costs and reduce accident rates. As per hour. This is a common area of wastage which affectswell as the importance of implementing good practices, many businesses and once controlled fuel savings can be achieved.there is the legal obligation for speed limits to be adhered Idling can be defined as an extended period of timeto and safe speeds to be maintained. By reducing a whereby a vehicle’s engine is left running but the vehiclevehicle’s average speed by just a few MPH, significant fuel is not moving. There are of course instances where thissavings can be achieved. may be acceptable (in a traffic jam), but constant idling of perhaps more than 5 minutes may be identified as excessive and unnecessary. Page 7
  9. 9. Key Componentsof Safe & Fuel Efficient DrivingOver Revving Harsh Accelerating and BrakingKeeping the vehicle travelling within the “green band” rev Unnecessary harsh accelerating and braking can:range optimises fuel consumption. Outside of this range, • Cause accidentsfuel economy is reduced. • Increase vehicle wear and tear • Increase maintenance costs Increase fuel consumptionCruise Control •The electronic control system can deliver the necessary Keeping the vehicle travelling steadily is safer and moreamount of fuel for any given situation, resulting in less fuel efficient.wastage and improved fuel efficiency. Page 8
  10. 10. Key Componentsof Safe & Fuel Efficient DrivingPTO Over RevvingSome drivers incorrectly believe that by engaging thethrottle whilst PTO is activated, the PTO speed will beincreased. This is not the case, but as a result, fuel can beunnecessarily consumed.Excessive Throttle UseBy engaging the throttle at more than 95 per cent, exces-sive fuel is used. Progressive and moderate throttle useresults in more fuel and carbon efficient driving. Page 9
  11. 11. Introducing EEDIEnergy Efficient Driving IndexWhat is an EEDI?An Energy Efficient Driving Index (EEDI) is a simple way ofestablishing how fuel efficient a driver is. Using a clearcolour coded rating system, similar to that of the familiardomestic appliance chart, it is easy to identify how a driveris performing against selected key parameters and againstother drivers in the fleet.The drivers’ EEDI score can be configured to reflect thenature of the business; weighting the importance of certainfactors higher than others, dependent on the operation. Page 10
  12. 12. Driver Trainingto improving driver performanceCMS SupaTrak recognises the importance of driver work closely with our customers to understand the naturetraining in order to improve driver style and efficiency. This of the business and the fleet and find ways to increasecan take the form of classroom sessions, practical in-cab efficiency and reduce wastage.lessons or simple driver briefing. Each of these has their Some businesses already have active driver trainingown merits, depending on the business and the drivers in initiatives in place, but are concerned that their driversquestion. may revert back to old habits and inefficient behavioursCMS SupaTrak work with a network of driver trainers and after the training has lapsed. EcoTrak can help businessesfuel saving consultants who provide independent training to prevent this from happening by providing ongoingand consultancy services to promote safe and fuel efficient management of driver performance against provendriving throughout business fleets. These professionals achievable parameters. Page 11
  13. 13. Reportsinformation to help you manage you driversThe web based reporting suite has been developed to The available reports include:deliver valuable information in a concise and useable • Fuel savingformat, aimed at helping businesses to understand and • Vehicle and driver analysismanage their drivers better. • Performance league tablesAll reports are available on demand, or alternatively, can be • Pointer (areas for improvement)scheduled to be delivered to your inbox at a convenient • Alertstime on a regular basis.There are a selection of reports to choose from, all ofwhich are categorised within the web based system. Page 12
  14. 14. Reportsinformation to help you manage you driversThe Vehicle Analysis Report gives a concise overview of a The Driver Pointer Report compares driving style betweenvehicle’s performance over a given period of time. It two selected periods. It highlights key areas of performancereports on data including vehicle utilisation, optimum and notes the changes observed. Green ticks showdriving time and also features the EEDI score. improvements, whilst red exclamation marks indicate a decline in performance. Page 13
  15. 15. Reportsinformation to help you manage you driversThe Alerts Report provides an overview of instances of The Fuel Saving Report shows the actual fuel savings beinginefficient driving. The frequency of each alert is recorded realised, per vehicle, over the selected period of time. Basedalong with a more detailed breakdown of where and on the original benchmarked data, the current performance iswhen each alert was triggered. If an SDA is being used, this compared and the litres of fuel and carbon saved as a result ofreport will mirror what the driver sees in-cab. the improved EEDI and MPG are recorded. Page 14
  16. 16. Live Interactive Mapintegrated mapping enables full fleet visibilityOur live online mapping solution allows you to have full Our mapping options include roadmap, satellite andvisibility of your fleet 24 hours a day. Each vehicle’s data is street view mode, each providing a different level of detail.updated every 60 seconds, including location, speed, The street view option can be helpful for understandingdirection and journey history. the working environment being experienced by the driver. Page 15
  17. 17. Cutting CarbonReducing vehicle CO² emissionsCarbon Reporting Carbon CertifiedEcoTrak not only records fuel used, but carbon emitted as CICS (Complete Integrated Certification Services Ltd) waswell. The carbon calculation is taken from current DEFRA contracted by the Diamond Standard Carbonfigures and is updated regularly to ensure accuracy with Exchange to verify the methodology used by CMScurrent guidelines. SupaTrak Ltd to calculate the fuel and carbon dioxideThe reporting suite records the amount of carbon emitted saving achieved through the introduction of EcoTrak andby vehicle, period of time, or by driver. Monitoring and to provide an opinion as to the accuracy of themanaging these emissions is key for many businesses methodology in relation to claimed carbon dioxidewho have targets to meet and need an automated and savings. The resulting option was that the methodologyverified method of carbon calculation. used is relevant, consistent, accurate and transparent. Page 16
  18. 18. Safer Driving AssistantInteractive in-cab alert systemWhat is the SDA?The Safer Driving Assistant (SDA) is an interactive in-cabdisplay unit which has been developed to help driversadhere to good driving practices and become more fuel The alerts are displayed visually on the LCD touch screenand carbon efficient drivers. display and are accompanied by an optional alert tone, toThe device is mounted on the vehicle’s dash panel and inform the driver of their error. Each of these driverreacts in real time to the driving style, alerting drivers to behaviour parameters can be easily configured to reflectinstances of excessive idling, speeding, harsh braking, harsh the acceptable parameters for the particular vehicle, driveraccelerating, excessive throttle use and over revving. or route, as necessary. Page 17
  19. 19. Managed Trial Processan opportunity to understand what can be achieved Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Initial Ongoing Driver Produce Savings Agree Trial Driver Training Management Forecast Benchmark of Vehicles Select Vehicles Post Driver Training Benchmark Vehicle Parameters Install EcoTrak Page 18
  20. 20. Industry Recognitionfor EcoTrak fuel saving technologyGreenFleet Freight Best PracticeCMS SupaTrak works closely with Since developing EcoTrak fuel saving technology in 2008,GreenFleet and supports its many we have worked with a number of freight and haulageevents throughout the year. In fact the SDA was launched operators. Freight Best Practice approached us and weat the Arrive N Drive event in May 2010. worked with them to put together a fuel saving trial guide, which features a number of our customers, sharing theirThe annual GreenFleet Awards is a showcase of the experiences of EcoTrak and the achievable savings.industry’s best innovations and new technologies and forthe past 2 years, CMS SupaTrak has fought off thecompetition to win the IT Innovation Award. Page 19
  21. 21. Who we work withcustomers using EcoTrak include….. Page 20
  22. 22. Customer resultswhat our customers have experienced• Initially undertook an EcoTrak managed trial • Undertook EcoTrak managed trial• Trialled 14 mixed vehicles including trade waste, bulk • Trialled on Geesink Norba DAF compactors carriers, F.E.L, Multi buckets • Benchmark MPG 2.98 went to 3.40 MPG• Increased MPG by over 13 per cent • £1,718 per vehicle per year• This equates to a fuel saving of over £1.01million for their fleet of 1,000 vehicles. Page 21
  23. 23. Customer resultswhat our customers have experienced• National logistics company, Ramage Transport recently trialled the Safer Driving Assistant• They reported that during the trial they witnessed an increase in MPG from 7 to 8.5 on the initial vehicle trip from Durham to Kent just by reducing the speed threshold from 56mph to 52mph.• Based on these initial savings, the forecasted annual fuel cost saving for this company will be £930,056.33 with an annual C0² reduction of 2,516.419 tonnes Page 22
  24. 24. Customer resultswhat our customers have experienced• Leading logistics company, Surefreight, have their mixed fleet fitted with EcoTrak• An average MPG of 6.9 was being achieved at the beginning of the trial• By the end of the trial period, the average MPG being achieved across the fleet was 8.0 MPG. This increase equates to an annual fuel cost saving of over £300,000, after the cost of implementing the EcoTrak solution. Page 23