Noregon announced Thursday its remote diagnostic application, TripVision Uptime, is available for purchase.
TripVision Uptime is an all-makes and models web-based application that gives fleets and vehicle owners the ability to monitor the health, safety, and performance status of all their trucks in real time. When vehicle issues arise, users can remotely clear fault codes, initiate bi-directional controls such as forced DPF regens and ACM resets, and configure vehicle parameters such as max road and cruise speeds and enable/disable idle shutdown, the company says.
“We are very excited for this launch,” said Tim Bigwood, CEO, Noregon. “We see this technology as the future for diagnostics and repairs and recognize the tremendous uptime opportunities it presents our fleet customers. Customers in the pilot program used TripVision Uptime’s remote bi-directional controls to avoid tows that saved them thousands of dollars.”
Noregon says TripVision Uptime presents actionable information in an easily consumable format so users can detect problems and act on them in a manner that results in fewer breakdowns and extended uptime. The application uses color-coordinated health and safety scores, so customers know at a glance which vehicles need attention. Additionally, configurable alerts empower fleets to quickly become aware to issues that matter to them, such as trucks with decreased fuel efficiency or out of range parameters, the company adds.
Along with the added bi-directional functions, Noregon introduced predictive fault technology to the application.
“This industry has envisioned predictive maintenance for many years now and we’re making it a reality,” says Alec Johnson, TripVision product manager. “Based on machine learning, we present TripVision Uptime users with predictive health scores when faults are expected to escalate into more serious issues. This includes the percentage likelihood of an escalation and a mileage range for when the escalation will likely occur, plus recommended action plans. Fleets who follow this advice will save a considerable amount of money by avoiding breakdowns and addressing issues before they become costly.”
The company says TripVision Uptime is an enhanced version of Noregon’s TripVision product that is sold through the company’s telematics partners. To facilitate the new remote functions in TripVision Uptime, Noregon says it designed its own proprietary on-board hardware device called the ND2. The ND2 is easily installed on any make or model of heavy-duty truck and does not interfere with other vehicle hardware, such as telematics devices.