GETTING ready for a potential boom for alternative and dual fuel vehicles, transport management solution provider Microlise has released new reporting giving customers detailed primary and secondary fuel level information.
The new reports provide usage data in the vehicle’s native unit of measurement and also convert the information into a gasoline equivalent to enable easy comparison.
The upgrade, released as part of the regular Microlise product development cycle, comes as the company continues to invest significantly in research and development.
Alternative fuel vehicles, including those operating with dual fuel, are likely to become more appealing to transport service providers if and when crude prices rise once again.
“Several fleets have already trialled or begun operations with dual fuel and we want to ensure we have a product available now to support fleets as the technology becomes more mainstream.”
In January Transport for London (TfL) launched LoCITY – a new industry-led programme which will help the freight and fleet sector lead the way in improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions. The primary objective is to accelerate the adoption of low emission commercial vehicles in London.
Matthew Hague, executive director for product strategy, said: “Alternative fuel vehicles, including those operating with dual fuel, are likely to become more appealing to transport service providers if and when crude prices rise once again.
Hague said: “We are seeing more government initiatives to encourage low emission vehicles, with dual fuel technology being out in the lead as one of the best ways to achieve this.”
The upgrade is part of the Fleet Performance telematics product which includes a range of standard and optional modules that help customers maximise the safety and efficiency of drivers and vehicles. The product minimises environmental impact and costs through improved fuel economy, while maximising fleet use and efficiency.
In this Microlise product release, improvements have also been made to the Fleet Performance user interface, carrier trailer tracking and temperature monitoring functionality among other upgrades.
The Microlise Journey Management product, which allows transport office and customer service users to monitor the status of trips against schedule in real-time, has also received several incremental upgrades.