Uptake, a predictive analytics software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, is teaming with Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) to enable the use of data-as-a-service (DaaS) technology to power Uptake Fleet, a predictive maintenance and work order analytics platform.
Under the agreement and upon customer consent, DTNA will stream the necessary data to power Uptake Fleet. Uptake will then help fleets optimize vehicle lifecycles and reduce repair costs using predictive vehicle maintenance, according to a press release. By analyzing information from subsystem sensors and work orders, Uptake said it can predict vehicle problems ahead of a fault code and recommend corrective actions before they lead to costly repairs, delays, or roadside breakdowns.
"Trucking companies are facing unprecedented challenges today, from delays in acquiring parts to labor shortages and rising repair and maintenance costs," Kayne Grau, CEO of Uptake, said in a press release. "Our agreement with DTNA will provide our customers and partners with even more data-driven insights to ensure fleets are fully operational, safe and reliable."
As part of the agreement, Uptake will deploy 65 data-science models to DTNA. Uptake Fleet also noted it offers real-time insights on the performance of individual vehicle parts and subsystems, allowing operators to buy only the parts they need and tailor repair schedules to individual vehicles based on utilization.
"Daimler Truck North America is committed to using cutting-edge technologies so our customers can get the longest and most impactful life from their vehicles," Sanjiv Khurana of DTNA said in a press release. "It is encouraging that Uptake is exploring new ways of leveraging data to optimize the performance of our trucks, and we are excited to explore the potential this brings."
DTNA customers will be able to utilize Uptake Fleet’s new capabilities immediately. Leading the additions is an expanded work order analytics capability that enables users to predict vehicle failures. Also included in Uptake Fleet's enhancements is support for various popular sensor analytics endpoints, which fleets can leverage to optimize their maintenance scheduling, the company noted.