DEVELOPMENT OF A THIRD GENERATION ON-BOARD COMPUTER SYSTEM. IN: CONFERENCE RECORD OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST VEHICLE NAVIGATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1989

An expert software system has been designed and implemented to solve the problems associated with user acceptance of on board computer in heavy trucks. The resulting third generation on board computer system addresses the major marketplace issues responsible for the relatively poor market penetration for on board computer systems. The administrative cost of operating an on board computer system program has been reduced by up to 70% through automating the data management process and automatically providing fleet management with easy to read memos which document the performance of the fleet. The memos are designed for several specific management levels from the driver through the company president. Memos designed specifically for drivers are generated on an exception basis and utilize a unique "coaching" approach to help improve the driver's performance. The purpose of this paper is to describe the activity associated with the development of a third generation on board computer system for heavy trucks. On board computer systems have been available since the early 1980's. The original systems gathered data on vehicle operation automatically, by monitoring and recording engine RPM and vehicle speed. Second generation products added manual data gathering capability by allowing the driver to utilize a keypad to enter information about his activity. These systems were intended to reduce operating expenses for the fleet, primarily through improvement in driver efficiency and a reduction in maintenance expense and fuel consumption by controlling speed and idling.

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    • The Conference was sponsored jointly by IEEE , the Vehicular Technology Society, Toronto Chapter of IEEE, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and Transport Canada.
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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Diefenbaker, T A
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 367-369

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  • Accession Number: 00611390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-9692316-2-8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM