Cloud-Based Fleet Vehicle Connectivity and Analytics
XL Hybrids has introduced XL Link as a cloud-based fleet vehicle connectivity and analytics system that measures miles-per-gallon performance, and carbon dioxide emissions reductions. XL Link is being used by fleet vehicles operated by the City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Maryland’s Montgomery County, XL says.
“Our clients have appreciated the XL Link reports, enjoying the mobility and easy access to key metrics that are important to their fleets’ specific needs and sustainability goals,” XL Hybrids co-founder and COO Clay Siegert said in a release.
“At the request of several customers,” he said, “we are expanding deployment with a beta version of the XL Link mobile app, which provides fleet managers with direct access to near-real-time updates on the performance of XL Hybrids vehicles in the field.
“This app is in field testing with fleet customers across North America and XL Hybrids is increasing fleet participation.”
XL Link provides
- a continuous data link from any Ford, GM or Isuzu commercial vehicle with an XL Hybrids XL3 upfit;
- an analytics summary of millions of vehicle operational data points per vehicle;
- actionable intelligence for fleets with regards to miles per gallon, speed, idling, and vehicle duty cycles; and
- MPG performance and carbon dioxide emissions reduction summaries.
XL Link can be used by operators to meet of reporting requirements for voucher and incentive programs, XL Hybrids says.
“Our XL Link technology delivers powertrain performance analytics with actionable intelligence,” said CTO Ed Lovelace.
‘They Want to Make Certain’
“When fleets invest in alternative fuel technology, they want to make certain they are reducing their carbon footprint and making an impact with their sustainability efforts, which is why XL Link collects millions of vehicle operational data points to produce highly accurate reports fleets can rely on,” Lovelace said,
XL Hybrids says that its new XL Link does not impact fleets’ use of existing telematics devices or services, or fuel cards.
And, “Today, there is no extra fee for this vehicle monitoring service because it is included with all XL3 systems.”
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Source: XL Hybrids with Fleets & Fuels follow-up