US bus manufacturer New Flyer has introduced a real-time, cloud-based dashboard specifically designed to track performance of its battery-electric, zero-emission buses (ZEB).
The dashboard, named Connect 360, is an added feature for New Flyer battery-electric buses equipped with Connect, New Flyer’s telematic platform that provides real-time analytics and support services.
Connect 360 provides data on battery charge, outside air temperature trends, GPS location and average speeds, HVAC energy consumption per mile, regenerative braking, range achieved and remaining, and energy consumption (in kWh/mile). Users can retrieve Connect 360 analytics via computer, tablet or smartphone.
Connect 360 is included on every new New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE ZEB.
New Flyer President Chris Stoddart said, “New Flyer continues to evolve its analytics technology as public transit becomes increasingly optimized for smart, connected cities. By introducing Connect 360, we expand insight, intelligence, and efficiency for operating battery-electric transit buses, which transit agencies across America can leverage to help integrate zero-emission buses into their fleets, and to improve data-driven sustainability in overall operation.”
Source: New Flyer