Saucon Technologies recently announced the delivery of a remote, telematics-based connectivity suite designed to maximize uptime and improve the reliability and performance of compatible Cummins engines.
The two companies have been working collaboratively to integrate and deliver Saucon’s telematics infrastructure with Cummins’ Connected Advisor and Connected Software Updates, to introduce a new approach to predictive fleet management, according to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based Saucon.
Cummins’ Connected Advisor can provide prioritized, time-based recommendations to help fleet managers distinguish between immediate repair needs and those that can be scheduled a few days out. Fault reports, including suggested root causes and recommended actions, are sent to fleet managers daily to help initiate the repair process. For faults requiring prompt attention, immediate notifications are provided instantly so fleet managers can make informed decisions when their equipment is in the field.
Cummins’ Connected Software Updates installs a key technical requirement to enable Cummins’ upcoming over-the-air programming (OTAP) suite, including the current feature to update engine-control modules through cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity within a matter of minutes. Fleet managers are notified of software updates available for their compatible engines via a web-based portal. The online interface empowers fleet managers to update an individual engine or scale update deployments across multiple vehicles, with the option to pre-approve updates to automatically install upon release from Cummins.
“Connected software updates keep Cummins equipment in the field longer,” said Todd Mysak, director of digital solutions at Cummins. “Our new wireless solution takes about five minutes to calibrate a vehicle’s ECM remotely, enabling customers to keep their engines running at peak performance while reducing service costs and downtime. The collaboration between Saucon Technologies and Cummins has been beneficial on many levels.”
“Saucon Technologies continuously strives to provide additional value for our customers,” said Bill French, CEO of Saucon Technologies. “Through our work with Cummins, we can now jointly deliver actionable information, predictive maintenance and remote software updates that can optimize uptime and performance for their engines.”