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Listen to your engine the easy way

By Holly Dempster July 20, 2022

GPS tracking solutions are now so integral to the running of many busy fleets that it’s easy to forget they only came into widespread commercial use around the turn of the millennium. Over the years since, fleet technology has undergone an incredible transformation. Evolving from basic location tracking, dot on a screen technology to powerful tools that can help drive efficiency, safety and profitability. 

And the evolution continues to this day. Verizon Connect’s engine management solution, Engine Connect, is one in a long line of GPS innovations. Once implemented across your fleet, it collects critical engine data to help managers monitor fuel efficiency, vehicle defects and mechanical issues – along with reducing the risk of breakdown and maximising uptime. By combining this data with GPS location and vehicle status information, fleet managers can quickly build a more complete picture of what’s going on in the field.

This detailed level of understanding of fleet performance allows managers to keep a close and constant eye on their operation, potentially helping to save both time and money.

Get actionable data – straight from the source

With Engine Connect for Reveal, you get a flow of reliable and actionable data straight from the epicentre of each vehicle. With this information to hand, you can monitor fuel usage, distance travelled, mileage and engine performance at a glance. 

You can also view reports to compare fuel used, distance travelled and average cost per  vehicle across your fleet to keep close tabs on fuel economy.

Engine Connect also allows you to be alerted of any engine issues as they happen, so you can address maintenance and repairs faster – before they lead to more serious problems. Alerts contain information on which vehicle is having the issue, when it first occurred, and, if applicable, the relevant diagnostic code, so you’ll know exactly what’s gone wrong. 

How it works

Engine Connect installation is both quick and simple. Our vehicle tracking unit connects to the vehicle’s Engine Control Module (ECM) and begins capturing crucial data from your vehicle’s engine management system straight away. This information is fed into your Reveal solution for simple, easy-to-understand insight into engine performance and much more. 

Once in place, Engine Connect can help you to:

  • Monitor fuel usage: With data straight from the ECM, you can measure fuel consumption and cross-check with driver behaviour to spot any habits that may contribute to poor fuel economy.
  • Receive Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) as they happen: With Engine Connect, you’ll automatically receive DTC alerts as soon as the check engine light comes on, so you can take action and help prevent future issues.
  • Keep VIN records up to date: Engine Connect and the ECM automatically record VINs and keep records up-to-date in Reveal.
  • Monitor distance travelled by each vehicle: ECM control systems can help capture accurate odometer readings and see how many miles your drivers have travelled over set periods.
  • Improve driver behaviour: By capturing accurate vehicle speeds from the ECM, you can use real-world data to coach safer and more fuel-friendly driving. 
  • Monitor and reduce idling: See when engines are on and not in motion to track and reduce instances of vehicle idling.
  • Prioritise proactive maintenance: By tracking engine on hours and mileage, you can easily keep track of routine servicing and repairs.

Take your fleet management solution to the next level

Fleet management solutions such as Reveal offer an array of tools to help you monitor near real-time location and vehicle status information, review vehicle activity, and set alerts for unusual activity or inefficiencies. But Engine Connect goes a step further, enhancing the Reveal platform so you can view location information, vehicle status, driver activity, and track fuel efficiency and maintenance – all in one place. 

And it’s just one of many Verizon Connect applications that can help you do more with your fleet management system. From asset tracking and field service solutions to dashcams, immobilisers and digital tachograph software, our portfolio is built to help fleets of all sizes work smarter than ever before. 

Visit our dedicated ECM page for information on the Engine Connect solution, or to see any Verizon Connect application in action, arrange a free demo here.

Holly Dempster

Holly is the Marketing Specialist for UK & Ireland, Verizon Connect. With 5 years' experience in the IT Sector and a Journalism degree, her passion lies in the power of content. Holly's focus areas to date include, Digital, Channel and Consultative Marketing.

Tags: Safety, Productivity & efficiency, Vehicle maintenance

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