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Samsara partners with Pitstop to give fleets data to reduce emissions and improve predictive analytics

Jan. 25, 2022
The two companies say the new offering will help fleet managers improve preventive maintenance and provide a roadmap toward converting to electric vehicles.

Predictive vehicle analytics company Pitstop is partnering with Samsara, the fleet IoT and connected cloud technology company. Together, they will offer customers real-time data, insights, and predictive analytics to reduce emissions and maintenance costs, according to a joint announcement.

Pitstop’s predictive analytics platform analyzes sensor data and diagnostic trouble codes of components such as batteries, brakes, and more across various fleet vehicles. It uses proprietary algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to detect anomalies and predict potential vehicle failures weeks in advance. 

Additionally, fleets could optimize for reduced diesel emissions and driver habits through Pitstop’s analytics dashboards. For example, vehicles driving with improper engine combustion, uneven/worn tires, and dirty filters can produce up to four times more emissions. Pitstop’s partnership with Samara can also enable fleet managers to lower the amount of existing petrol-powered vehicle emissions by up to 28%. Using the platform, fleet managers can also measure everything from the cost of downtime to overall ROI. The companies said this could save fleets up to $2,000 per vehicle each year. 

See also: Kenworth lays out what it takes to electrify a fleet

“We are very excited for this partnership and the powerful new tools coming to Samsara customers. Instead of relying on manufacturer recommendations on when to perform maintenance on their fleets, fleet managers will be able to understand exactly what every vehicle needs in real-time,” said Shiva Bhardwaj, Pitstop’s founder and CEO. “This data will reduce maintenance costs and expand productivity for fleets of every size.”

Fleet managers also get access to data that can help shape preventative maintenance and efficiency decisions. Pitstop offers solutions for all vehicle types and powertrains, including electric vehicles. Data analysis also includes current fleet usage (for internal combustion engine vehicles) and offers financial information and analytics to suggest which assets can be converted to battery electric vehicles (BEV) to give fleet managers guidance about building out EV fleets without disrupting the operational flow. 

“At Samsara, we’re committed to giving our customers the real-time data and visibility they need to operate more efficiently, safely, and sustainably,” said Blair Rasnick, ecosystem partner manager at Samsara. “By integrating with Pitstop, we’re able to provide vehicle diagnostic data and preventative insights that can ultimately enable streamlined maintenance, reduced downtime, and more.”  

Pitstop is now available on the Samsara App Marketplace, where customers can connect their applications to Samsara and streamline data sharing. 

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