Vnomics’ True Fuel gets approval for second patent

Vnomics Corp. announced it has received notice that its second U.S. Patent for its True Fuel standalone fuel optimization solution has been approved.

“True Fuel significantly improves fuel efficiency through precise fuel consumption measurement, real-time driver coaching and detailed insights into fuel usage and waste that enable fleets to take informed actions to save money,” said Alan Farnsworth, CEO at Vnomics. “The ability to precisely identify and quantify fuel wasted due to specific factors is the cornerstone of True Fuel’s effectiveness. This new U.S. Patent protects the method and system implemented in True Fuel for detecting and accurately measuring specific driver actions and vehicle impacts on fuel consumption, giving our customers unprecedented visibility and comprehensive analytics on fuel use and fuel waste.  Reducing fuel waste saves them serious money. ”

The new U.S. Patent issued to Vnomics is related to, and follows, U.S. Patent No. 8,924,138 for its “System and Method for Measuring and Reducing Vehicle Fuel Waste” issued on Dec. 30, 2014. “That patent covers our unique system for determining both maximum achievable mpg (‘Potential MPG’) and actual fuel mpg for a trip under current operating conditions, for each particular truck and specific load,” Farnsworth explained. “This new patent now covers our method for comparing and delivering that information.

The Vnomics True Fuel solution uses vehicle sensor information to calculate and categorize fuel wasted by shifting and throttle control efficiencies, speeding and idling factors. The technology covered by the two patents provides:

• drivers with key information to make real-time adjustments to behaviors that improve fuel efficiency

• fleet managers with the amount of fuel wasted by category in order to better understand what steps to take to optimize fuel.

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