Eaton Corp. plans to expand the capabilities and product offerings of its Vehicle Solutions Business Unit (VSBU) next year, offering a new suite of “functional packages” for its web-based Fleet Resource Manager tool. The internet resource, developed through an alliance between Eaton Corp. and @Road, will include a new Fleet Health and Driver Behavior package.
According to Roderick Jones, VSBU manager, the Fleet Health package will be available with diagnostics or advanced diagnostics parameters. Both programs will include a host of services that will allow fleets to streamline daily activities for drivers and dispatchers.
Highlights of the Fleet Health package will include:
- Advanced Mobile Resource Management (MRM) tools to view real-time vehicle locations, track stop times and mileage totals, and see travel paths with automatic 15-minute updates
- An array of fleet management reports
- Administrative tools to monitor, maintain, and manage maintenance schedules and data
- Service tools that provide trip report summaries, fuel usage reports, braking summaries and low engine oil notifications.
Jones said the new Driver Behavior Performance package would be available with or without a safety package featuring Eaton’s Vorad Collision Warning System, along with metrics to track and report on engine revolutions per minute and miles per hour details and summaries.
“Looking further ahead into 2007, we plan to launch vocation-specific packages,” added Jones. “This will include packages custom-designed for many applications like construction fleets, refuse fleets and on-highway fleets.”