PeopleNet, a provider of integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, announced that it now is delivering engine reporting for compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas vehicles. Fleets running traditional diesel-powered vehicles and alternative fuel-powered vehicles can accurately compare fuel use and efficiency as PeopleNet translates the data set of pounds of compressed or liquid gas to diesel equivalent gallons.
“Rising fuel costs and the trucking industry’s commitment to ecology have prompted more fleets to consider purchasing trucks that use natural gas as a more cost-effective, greener and quieter alternative to traditional diesel,” says Ron Konezny, PeopleNet chief executive officer. “By adding a vehicle management reporting capability that translates gas into comparable diesel consumption, we’ve given fleet managers a tool that easily compares performance and forecasts savings.”
PeopleNet also announced that its NaviGo In-Cab Navigation (Navigo 4.0) now helps drivers create routes and get back on route in the quickest way by calculating reroutes locally on the onboard computer, and that it has expanded options for helping customers accelerate custom application development and secure software maintenance on the Blu and Tablet platforms with the BluLink Software Development Kit.