The data from an operating vehicle can be distributed a variety of ways, including directly
to the OEM and user or through the HED web portal.
HED CANect telematics web portal.
The HED web portal can control and
monitor up to 4000 vehicle parameters,
such as engine and transmission data,
vehicle location and heading, hydraulics system status, etc.
“However, the true power of the
CANect telematics solution is in the
configurability of the module and the
web portal,” Kolbe said. “The OEM
can specify which system variables
they would like to track on the website and how often these variables
are updated. Each machine can be
custom configured without rewriting
code or contacting HED to custom-ize the website.
“In addition, a user can select the
vehicle diagnostic mode (data acqui-
sition) on the web portal and the
vehicle will track and record data for
up to 20 variables every 10 ms for
specified length of time. This data
can be charted directly via the web
portal or downloaded as an Excel file
for further analysis. This information
can be used to diagnose hard-to-find
issues on the vehicle.”
OEMs and fleet managers look-
ing for ways to reduce the cost of
ownership can use HED’s CANect
system as a tool to minimize service
and repair costs by utilizing the data
obtained from the vehicle to provide
predictive maintenance information.
“For example, the system could mon-
itor hydraulics pressure and when
the pressure no longer reaches its
required set point, the vehicle owner
is notified to investigate the pump or
system,” Kolbe said. “This predictive
maintenance would reduce the cost
of the service call and minimize the
downtime of the vehicle.