Uptake, Geotab Team for AI Fleet Management
October 29, 2018
and Geotab have joined forces to enable fleets to predict failures
before they occur.
Historically, fleet managers used telematics to understand basic facts
about their fleets, such as location and drive time. Now, fleets have
access to AI-powered predictive analytics. By combining Geotab hardware,
which captures data from approximately 100 different truck sensors, with
Uptake’s best-in-class AI software, this solution helps provide fleets
with precise insights into which components will fail and when.
“For the first time, fleets can go beyond basic monitoring to
proactively predict and prevent breakdowns,” said Hoyoung Pak, head of
transportation and logistics at Uptake. “Pairing Geotab’s capabilities
to effectively access and rapidly transmit sensor data with Uptake’s
ability to turn massive amounts of data into actionable insights leads
to undisputed outcomes. Those can include reduced fuel cost, decreased
unplanned maintenance and increased fleet productivity. The market has
been asking for this for a long time.”
ability to predict equipment failures with an incredibly high level of
precision, even down to the sub-component level, has not been possible
before in this industry,” said Scott Sutarik, Associate VP of Commercial
Vehicle Solutions at Geotab. “By aligning with Uptake, Geotab customers
can access a new level of detailed, actionable data to help prevent
unplanned downtime, improve their bottom line and stay competitive.”
Geotab’s devices use a patented efficiency algorithm that enables them
to rapidly transmit data from sensors on a truck into the cloud. Uptake
analyzes this massive amount of data in its proprietary AI engines,
applies contextual information like weather and historical data, and
delivers data science-backed insights that keep the entire fleet running
at peak efficiency.
The software prevents data overload by only presenting alerts when
trucks are at risk of breaking down. For example, it can identify
voltage fluctuations that indicate a pending alternator failure, or that
the diesel particulate filter needs to be cleaned sooner than expected.
This enables fleets to optimize their maintenance cadence and maximize
vehicle availability, while ensuring they are neither under- nor
over-maintaining their fleet.