Verizon launches Engine Connect for LCVs
Verizon Connect has launched Engine Connect, a tool that collects data directly from LCV engines. The idea is to monitor for potential problems, prevent them and thus maximise vehicle uptime.
Designed specifically for LCVs, Engine Connect analyses various forms of a vehicle's engine performance data, including fuel usage, distance travelled and diagnostics. It combines this data with GPS location tracking technology to provide a complete view on in-field vehicle performance.
Engine Connect's notable features include:
- VIN records kept up-to-date
- capture of accurate odometer readings
- automatic Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) alert when problems are detected
- speeding events detected
- engine idling events detected.
In so doing, Engine Connect gives fleet managers insight into the performance of their drivers and provides them with arguments for those drivers to improve their driving style. This in turn helps reduce excessive fuel usage and vehicle wear.
“Engine Connect gives fleet managers a complete view of their vehicles performance, enabling them to identify potential vehicles’ issues before they become costly,” said Derek Bryan, Vice President, EMEA at Verizon Connect.
“With a better understanding of vehicle performance, we can help customers save time and money in the future and provide them with peace of mind knowing their vehicles are running optimally.”
Offering fleet management services and solutions in markets across the world, Verizon Connect employs more than 3,500 people in 15 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, the U.S.-based global telecoms conglomerate. It was created in 2018 by combining Verizon's Telematics, Fleetmatics and Telogis units.