iWave has launched Telematics Gateway with J1939 data logging that powers predictive maintenance of Heavy-duty Trucks, Off-road vehicles, Emergency Vehicles and Vessels.
Telematics Gateway is a vehicle diagnostics system that allows users to monitor the key parameters of a vehicle from anywhere.
Parameters such as location, working duration, engine performance, engine parameters need to be continuously monitored to prevent failures of such vehicles and extend the life of the vehicle.
With such off-road vehicles such as forklifts, cranes often leased out by manufacturers and often used for long hours in extreme working conditions, the owners need to monitor their location and the parameters to effectively control the usage.
Heavy-duty and off-road vehicles are used in large industrial spaces such as power plants, manufacturing units, construction sites with rough environmental and operating conditions, which makes them vulnerable to sudden failures and frequent breakdowns.
iWave introduced the gateway to cater to such rugged applications with a wide range of input interfaces:
- 4 CAN Interfaces (CAN FD / HS CAN / LS CAN)
- Analog and Digital Inputs
- Automotive Ethernet
Integrated with a cellular 4G Modem and various other wireless connectivity options such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the telematics gateway enables data transfer from the vehicles to the cloud platforms.
The data collected through the CAN bus, sensors and other data parameters can be collected on the gateway and parsed onto an IoT Cloud Platform for further data analytics and modeling.
Integrated with a powerful NXP i.MX 8 application processor with an internal memory of 8GB, the gateway also provisions for data storage in regions of no connectivity.
The gateway is integrated with the J1939 protocol for compatibility with heavy-duty vehicles and commercial trucks. The J1939 standard was standardized by the SAE, creating a uniform language on the CAN bus across the industry.
This standard includes the digital annex (DA) which defines thousands of signals that could be used on the CAN bus, a subset of which are for EV-specific signals (such as high voltage, battery state of charge, vehicle charging status and more).
This can help manufacturers schedule preventive maintenance visits, acquire spare parts and other inventory, and allocate the right technician for efficient service, effectively increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty, while reducing costs.
The Telematics Gateway also encompasses 9 axis sensors and temperature sensors that can enable applications such as E-Call, Driver behavior analysis, Idling time and other key features that can enhance the experience.
Ruggedized Telematics Gateway is designed to operate in harsh environments and conditions like strong vibrations, extreme temperatures, and wet or dusty conditions.