MOMENTUM FUEL TECHNOLOGIES AND GEOTAB DELIVER LIVE CNG VEHICLE DATA AND FUEL USAGE REPORTS
Integration provides back-office insight into fuel level, consumption and range
New Orleans, LA – May 8, 2017 – Geotab today announced support for compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies’ CNG fueling tanks and systems. A breakthrough for the industry, fleets with CNG vehicles can now have the powerful visibility into their fuel usage and driver behavior that is already offered to other vehicles using Geotab’s fleet management solution.
This integration addresses the industry’s limited ability to use telematics to report CNG level from the vehicle for accurate fuel level readings. With a limited network of CNG stations and an average slow-fill CNG vehicle fill up taking eight to 10 hours, this insight into how much fuel a vehicle actually receives can help enable increased vehicle uptime, timely deliveries and reduce anxiety around fuel levels for fleet managers and drivers.
“The ability to support these parameters allows fleets to combat driver range anxiety in addition to providing accurate fuel usage reports by vehicle, allowing them to understand fuel usage by vehicle or by driver,” said Scott Sutarik, Associate VP, Commercial Vehicle Solutions. “Developing this capability for CNG vehicles, which according to the U.S. Department of Energy are said to have six to 11 percent less emissions , is another step in Geotab’s long-standing commitment to creating a greener world.”
Together, Momentum Fuel Technologies and Geotab developed the integration using Geotab’s patented curve logic algorithm to receive high-resolution data via the vehicle’s diagnostic port. The Geotab GO device transmits data from Momentum Fuel Technologies systems via cellular networks, delivering comprehensive reports and dashboards to readily and easily visualize trends and monitor levels.
“Customer response to Momentum’s integration with Geotab has been outstanding,” said Mike Zimmerman, General Manager, Momentum Fuel Technologies. “Being able to remotely monitor fuel level can greatly improve driver productivity and fuel utilization, which is important to all CNG customers, including those in the refuse industry,” he added.
To learn more, stop by Geotab booth 2400 or the Rush Refuse Systems booth 2847 at Waste Expo.
About Momentum Fuel Technologies
Momentum Fuel Technologies, headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solution for Class 6-8 vehicles. A division of Rush Enterprises, the company officially launched in 2015 and is a vertically-integrated provider of fuel system solutions, featuring state-of-the-art engineering, design and manufacturing processes, complete system installation capabilities, and the industry’s most comprehensive sales, service and support network. For more information, please visit www.momentumfueltechnologies.com.
Geotab securely connects commercial vehicles to the internet, providing advanced web-based analytics to better manage your fleet. Geotab’s MyGeotab open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of business solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with a company’s other back office software and data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons including FMCSA ELD compliance. Processing more than 1 billion data points a day, Geotab leverages big data and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleet asset utilization and total cost of ownership, enhance driver safety, and achieve a more integrated compliance strategy. The company’s products are represented and sold worldwide through its Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit www.geotab.com and follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn.