Ctrack launches ‘risk-free’ canbus solution

CTrack has launched a tool that will enable fleet operators to extract canbus data from commercial vehicles without the risk of invalidating the manufacturer’s warranties.

Ctrack’s CanTouch aims to offer a cost effective solution with total peace of mind to gain valuable insight into fuel consumption and driver behaviour.

CanTouch is able to capture the data from HGVs and vans without breaking the rubber sleeve on the ECU cable or requiring any soldering that can invalidate a manufacturer’s warranty.

Furthermore, the solution does not need to access a FMS (Fleet Management Standard) Gateway that are currently only available on a small percentage of commercial vehicles and can cost as much as £1,200 to retrofit.

Access to canbus data enables fleet operators to report on a wide range of metrics including fuel usage, miles per gallon, excessive RPM, green band driving and harsh acceleration and braking.

This means they can effectively identify areas of improvement within their vehicle operation to drive down overheads and minimise environmental impact.

John Wisdom, managing director of CTrack, said: “This latest innovation enhances our offering by providing the ability to extract added vehicle data to help further boost fleet performance and efficiency.

“It complements our existing range of products and is used in conjunction with our advanced vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions.”

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