The company is using tools from Telogis to gain better insight on fuel consumption and mileage. [screenshot below]
“Fleet managers can see where vehicles are, how fast they’re going, if they’re idling or if they start or stop too fast. Crew Chief also relays vehicle fuel efficiency as well as information on tire pressure, oil life, airbag status and seatbelt use through real-time alerts. All in all, Ford estimates the software can help fleets improve their fuel efficiency by up to 20 percent.”
The next step for companies is to bring this level of visibility into the building management environment.
It’s not hard to imagine solar garages equipped with charging stations that can use the smart grid to move power back to buildings and campuses.