Vnomics Corp., has introduced its new Vnomics True Fuel fuel optimization solution. The patented, standalone system, released Sunday at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., significantly improves fuel economy through real-time driver coaching and precise, comprehensive fuel use analytics for fleet managers, Vnomics says.
“True Fuel is the result of customer feedback and our commitment to the transportation industry to provide a driver coaching tool in a format that can be used by any fleet, regardless of its telematics platform,” says Alan Farnsworth, CEO at Vnomics. “We’ve taken our current fuel optimization solution, which has already proven to provide a 3 percent to 10 percent fleet-wide fuel savings on several thousand vehicles, and packaged it as a stand-alone product that any fleet can quickly deploy and begin saving fuel immediately.”
Vnomics says True Fuel precisely monitors each vehicle’s actual fuel usage in real-time and compares it to the maximum achievable fuel economy for that vehicle under its current operating conditions. To accurately identify the actual and potential fuel usage of each truck and each driver, the system takes into account the impact of vehicle make, model and age, terrain and load size.
“Vnomics knows drivers don’t need more visual distractions,” says Farnsworth. “With audio alerts for improper shifting, speeding and idling that signal only when the driver is not optimizing fuel consumption, True Fuel empowers drivers to take immediate action to improve fuel efficiency in real-time.”
Vnomics True Fuel also provides fair and balanced scorecards for drivers detailing the fuel loss factors they can control, including shifting efficiency, speeding and idle time. The company says fleet managers can use the solution’s user-friendly web portal to access comprehensive fuel use analytics and summary dashboards and gain insights instantly into fuel usage and causes of wasted fuel for a fleet or for specific vehicles and drivers.
True Fuel provides a solid basis for driver-accepted incentive programs recognizing and rewarding fuel-efficient driver performance, the company says.
“By offering True Fuel in a cost effective, telematics agnostic and easy to install manner, we are giving carriers and drivers alike a very intelligent, yet simple to use, tool to address easily preventable causes of wasted fuel that have an immediate impact on the bottom line, Farnsworth says.