PeopleNet’s PerformX compatible with Hino engines

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PeopleNet, a provider of Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems to facilitate effective fleet management, announced that its PerformX engine monitoring system is fully compatible with Hino engines in the truck maker’s medium-duty 2008-2010 models. The PeopleNet system is installed in a demonstration vehicle at Hino’s North American headquarters in Michigan.

“The importance of telematics to fleet managers can’t be overemphasized,” says Steve Chiodo, Hino Trucks senior manager of field service. “It is a distinct competitive advantage for optimizing operational efficiency, and we are pleased PeopleNet can offer our customers to install this capability.”

PerformX hardware connects the PeopleNet onboard computer with Hino’s engine diagnostic port, allowing it to collect engine performance data for creating various PerformX reports in the system. “PerformX data feeds speed, shifting and idle management information to PeopleNet’s MPG dashboard, its Professional Services ROI program, as well as other PeopleNet applications that support driver compliance, safety and improvements in operational efficiency,” says Tom Dorazio, PeopleNet product manager.