Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Cango and Garrett give early warnings to commercial fleets

Steve Rogerson
July 28, 2020

Romanian telematics provider Cango has introduced Fleetcare aftermarket fleet management technology using the EWS early warning software from Swiss transportation company Garrett Motion to detect and interpret Can bus and other vehicle data signals.
EWS predictive maintenance software focuses the power of physics and artificial intelligence (AI) into an aftermarket tool to complement and enhance existing telematics hardware on which commercial fleet operators rely for data related to key business metrics such as fuel consumption, operational run-time, axle weights and driver behaviour.
Fleetcare can detect and predict component failures, helping reduce costly service interruptions, repairs and scheduling conflicts.
"We are tremendously excited to support Cango in offering its customers a unique solution with an opportunity to help fleet managers optimise their operations," said Eric Fraysse, president of Garrett’s global aftermarket business. "Garrett EWS integrated in Cango's Fleetcare application supports telematics service providers' technologies by extending the functionality of their existing products and services which are already in high demand. Our predictive software learns with every route driven by every individual vehicle and gives fleet managers greater ability to make the decisions which best support their fleet's performance and bottom line."
EWS covers all connected systems, including after treatment and exhaust; battery, alternator and starter; body and chassis; braking; cooling; fuel; lubrication; tyres; and transmission.
"Many solutions created for fleet management claim to have predictive capabilities, but the truth is that in most of the cases it is a misrepresentation of diagnostic accuracy as insurance against future problems," said Cango CEO Puiu Dumitru. "True predictive maintenance can recognise problems before they occur. In terms of business growth, Fleetcare saves a lot of money by keeping your fleets on the road. Together with Garrett we have created something unique on the market offering a valuable feature for any type of fleet. And this is only the beginning."
EWS is suited to regulated sectors such as emergency services and long-haul trucking, in addition to leasing, rental and service fleets.
Garrett's technology enables vehicles to become safer, and more connected, efficient and environmentally friendly. Its portfolio of turbocharging, electric boosting and automotive software targets the transportation industry.
Cango has ten years of Can bus experience and has developed applications for open platform hardware telematics units used in different mobility projects.