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New Ctrack tool provides accurate fuel data for cars and vans

The Fuel Reader solution gives fleets an added insight into the performance of their vehicles to help manage fuel-related costs and identify areas of operational improvement.

Fuel Reader plugs directly into the OBD II port to read data directly from the engine control unit (ECU) and effectively calculate fuel usage, carbon emissions and RPM. This information is then communicated via Bluetooth to the Ctrack tracking unit, so fleet operators can have real-time and historical access through their existing fleet management and reporting platform. As a result, they will be able to better understand exactly how much fuel is being consumed and where potential wastage in occurring.

Fleet operators will also be able to undertake vehicle health monitoring by accessing engine diagnostic messages to enable proactive maintenance scheduling and immediate notification of any issues. This will allow rapid reaction to problems to maximise the technical condition of vehicles, avoid any additional damage and protect drivers by improving vehicle safety.

John Wisdom, managing director of Ctrack, commented: ‘With fuel typically accounting for more than a quarter of all fleet operating costs, it is essential that car and light commercial vehicle operators have complete understanding of consumption along with associated carbon emissions. Fuel Reader works alongside our existing tracking solutions to provide an integrated approach that delivers the necessary intelligence to help drive down overheads and operate more responsibly.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.