New Flyer of America Inc. has launched Join 360—a real-time, cloud-based enterprise analytics dashboard for Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses, operated by New Flyer Join. New Flyer Join is New Flyer’s cloud-based telematics expertise that communicates real-time GPS and analytic information to optimize bus efficiency, driver effectivity, security, and preventative upkeep.
First launched in 2011 and since put in on greater than 6,500 New Flyer transit buses throughout North America, Join is a key a part of New Flyer’s dedication to growing the way forward for mobility. Join 360 is an enhanced and added characteristic, particularly engineered to trace battery-electric, zero-emission bus (ZEB) efficiency utilizing safe cloud-based expertise.
Join 360 analytics will be retrieved 24/7 through laptop computer, desktop, pill, or smartphone gadget utilizing the brand new Join cell app; changing into the business’s first software of Web of Issues (IoT) electrical bus expertise to good mobility.
Key enterprise analytics offered by Join 360 embrace battery state-of-charge, outdoors air temperature developments, GPS location and common speeds, HVAC power consumption per mile, regenerative braking, vary achieved and remaining, and power consumption (kWh/mile).
Join 360 enterprise analytics present operators extra vary functionality with preferrred driver efficiency, decision-making info to optimize charging methods, and intelligence on the best way to protect battery power all through the day; all leading to decreased working value and most fleet utilization.
Thus far, Join 360 is the one reporting expertise of its form for battery- electrical buses in North America.
Join 360 is included on each new Xcelsior CHARGE ZEB and supplies full-circle perspective on ZEB operational efficiency, serving to transit companies higher perceive the brand new expertise as they transition from conventional to zero-emission fleets. Companies can now translate information into visually intuitive graphs and measurements, serving to to optimize the last word efficiency functionality of a ZEB fleet along with benefiting all elements of bus operation – from bus drivers to passengers, and upkeep to scheduling groups.
Key analytics for Join 360 have been developed by way of New Flyer’s Automobile Innovation Heart (VIC), North America’s first and solely lab of its form opened late 2017 and devoted to advancing bus and coach expertise. The VIC provides a hands-on studying lab that explains related expertise, interprets Join 360 analytics and visuals, and supplies a life-sized Xcelsior CHARGE transit bus simulator the place customers can expertise Join 360 in motion.