Cummins Connected Diagnostics™ is now available with Geotab(R) fleet management solution
February 09, 2016 – Geotab, an industry-leading telematics engineering company, and Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a leading independent manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, controls and emission solutions, today announced that Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab’s fleet management solution.
Geotab is one of the first technology providers in the telematics industry to support Connected Diagnostics, and provides improved fleet management, equipment maintenance and repair support to Cummins customers. Connected Diagnostics leverages data from Geotab’s latest GO devices to provide immediate notification of urgent engine system faults, and provides actionable information and genuine Cummins recommendations in an easy-to-understand notification report. The innovative GPS-enabled GO7 is a plug-and-play device with internal antennas. It eliminates equipment out-of-service installation time, significantly lowers installation costs and allows immediate improvement of fleet productivity.
“We’re excited to be expanding the Geotab-compatible ecosystem, adding Cummins Connected Diagnostics application to our roster,” said Frans Joubert, MD of Geotab Africa. “Our joint solution will allow fleet managers to address faults within seconds, assisting with quicker mission management decisions, reducing progressive damage potential and improving efficient maintenance and repair scheduling. Cummins Connected Diagnostics, enabled by Geotab’s GO devices, allow fleets to easily access useful, real-time engine data, cut costs and make more informed business decisions.”
“Cummins is excited to integrate Connected Diagnostics with Geotab, and through its innovative platform, we can bring Connected Diagnostics insight to a broad range of Cummins customers in many types of applications,” added John Malina, Executive Director – Product Connectivity Business, Cummins Inc. “We look forward to greater opportunities to support customer operations and repair processes in the near future through Geotab.”
Connected Diagnostics – The Lifeline For Your Engine
Connected Diagnostics™ is your lifeline to Cummins when you need it most. Using telematics, your Cummins-powered equipment wirelessly connects your engine to Cummins for immediate diagnosis of an engine system fault alert, and provides valuable information you need – within seconds.
Broad compatibility with leading telematics providers allows Connected Diagnostics™ to serve a wide range of global markets that depend on Cummins electronic engines, in both on-highway and off-highway applications for many makes and models of equipment.
How Connected Diagnostics Works
The moment an engine system fault occurs, the telematics system instantly transmits key engine system and GPS data through the telematics connection. Connected Diagnostics™ immediately applies unique Cummins analytics to transform the data into actionable information. A diagnosis of the fault, and clear recommendations regarding continued vehicle operation or the need for immediate service, are sent instantly to you. Connected Diagnostics™ is a critical lifeline that enables you to properly care for the engine system while maximizing your uptime and equipment availability without the downtime previously needed to investigate the cause of the fault.
Connected Diagnostics™ uses the power of Cummins to analyze the fault code data, prioritizing all active and recently inactive faults to provide a high level of confidence that the recommendation to stop immediately or service immediately is the right one. Determining the root cause of the system failure to the component level, Connected Diagnostics™ facilitates the repair and minimizes downtime.
The unique information sent by Connected Diagnostics™ is much more valuable than a simple lamp on the dash, and more complete than raw data pulled from the electronic engine system. Connected Diagnostics™ identifies and prioritizes the fault codes, determines the probable cause of the fault and reports it to you.
Only Connected Diagnostics™ can report engine performance derate timers that may have been triggered by the fault. You can then take action, knowing the time and impact of a pending derate, to help avoid progressive engine damage, ensuring the health of your engine and aftertreatment system and reducing expensive equipment recovery charges.
Connected Diagnostics™ immediately provides you with the information needed to make informed, time-critical decisions within seconds of a fault occurrence, enabling you to avoid unnecessary expenses and lowering the potential for progressive engine system damage.
Connected Diagnostics™ automatically identifies the nearest Cummins-certified repair location with Genuine Cummins parts and factory-certified technicians trained to repair your equipment. During this process, a Cummins Care work order is created, so when you call Cummins Care 1-800-DIESELS™ (1-800-346-7357), the representative will be able to immediately access details about the fault event for efficiency and accuracy. This same level of detailed information can also be made available to certified Cummins repair locations.
More To Come
Connected Diagnostics™ is just the first app in an exciting new suite of advanced features that will use the connection from your engine to Cummins to create value for you. Additional apps for electronic engine management are in development right now that will improve your equipment uptime and make your operation more efficient.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus,Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and more than 7,200 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.4 billion on sales of $19.1 billion in 2015. Press releases can be found on the Web atcummins.com or cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminsengines and on YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines.