WABCO (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, will introduce its remote diagnostics pilot for commercial vehicle fleets at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016 as part of its showcase of industry-leading technologies, products and service solutions. The event, known as one of the automotive service industry’s leading trade fairs, will take place from September 13-17, 2016 at Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany.
Remote diagnostics monitors the technical performance of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles on the road. The system enables fleet operators to detect onboard system failure modes early and optimize vehicle maintenance schedules. WABCO’s remote diagnostics solution is the first in Europe to offer fleet operators a remote diagnostics platform that supports multiple brands of commercial vehicles and integrate it within a fleet management system (FMS). Therefore, WABCO’s solution simplifies fleet management by eliminating the need to learn, operate and support various remote diagnostic systems associated with corresponding commercial vehicle brands.
WABCO’s remote diagnostics leverages the unique synergies between WABCO, WABCOWÜRTH Workshop Services and Transics International, a WABCO company and the leading Fleet Management Solutions provider in Europe. The system links data from WABCO’s world-class braking, stability and vehicle dynamics control systems for trucks and trailers with Transics’ industry-leading fleet management platform, and WABCOWÜRTH’s comprehensive, multi-brand diagnostic technology.
Co-developed with WABCOWÜRTH, WABCO’s remote diagnostics works with Transics TX-SKY on-board computers to monitor all electronic vehicle systems including engine control, braking, air suspension and driver assistance. Data is transmitted to Transics’ fleet management back office software platform, TX-CONNECT, which analyzes and translates it into easy-to-understand maintenance and service information within the FMS portal. Thereby, WABCO’s remote diagnostics solution helps to increase vehicle uptime by avoiding failures, and optimizing service scheduling.
“WABCO and its partners are simplifying remote diagnostics for commercial fleet operators by enabling them to use one system seamlessly for multiple vehicle brands,” said Didier Nulens, Global Sales, Services and Marketing Leader, Transics International. “We are excited to introduce this latest innovation to enhance connectivity and help commercial fleets maximize asset utilization and improve operational efficiency.”
“WABCO’s remote diagnostics takes vehicle connectivity to the next level, making it possible to solve problems and apply solutions in real time,” said Christian Loidolt, General Manager, WABCOWÜRTH. “This system streamlines remote diagnostics for fleet operators, so they have more time to focus on their core business.”
“We are very pleased to be among the first to test WABCO’s remote diagnostics solution in a real-world environment,” said Andreas Manke, Fleetmanager and Controller, Bartkowiak GmbH, which is currently participating in WABCO’s Remote Diagnostics pilot program. “We are especially enthusiastic about moving from numerous different platforms to a single solution that works for all our vehicles from various manufacturers. As we gain experience with the system, we are discovering more opportunities to improve vehicle uptime and overall efficiency.”
Remote diagnostics represents an important step in bringing vehicle connectivity closer to a future model of predictive maintenance. Under a predictive model, data collected from equipment sensors provides the foundation for calculating future performance, enabling maintenance schedules to be determined by analysis rather than by a prescribed timeline. Predictive maintenance reduces downtime by identifying issues before failures occur, enabling efficient service scheduling, and streamlining root cause analysis.
At Automechanika Frankfurt 2016, WABCO will also showcase its differentiation in the aftermarket as the company offers a powerful portfolio of innovative aftermarket products and value-added services, including fleet management and telematics solutions, system diagnostics, and genuine parts distribution through an extensive network of distributors and more than 2,400 certified WABCO Service Partners in more than 110 countries.
WABCO at Automechanika Frankfurt 2016
September 13-17, 2016
Halle 9.0 / Stand C44
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it maps a route toward autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, drivers, cargo, and fleet operators through telematics, as well as advanced fleet management and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.6 billion in 2015. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 12,000 employees in 39 countries.
For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
WABCOWÜRTH offers innovative multi-brand diagnostic technology, integrated software packages, and a specialist technical customer service for the maintenance of electrical components and systems in commercial vehicles worldwide. WABCOWÜRTH Workshop Services GmbH is a joint venture between the Würth Group and WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC). The independent company based in Künzelsau offers Würth expertise in customer service and multi-brand diagnosis, and the technological expertise of WABCO, as a complete package.
For more information, visit www.wabcowuerth.com.
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