CAN > Controller Area Network
“A robust vehicle standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other’s applications without a host computer”
This is the network in your vehicle over which all the sensors and controllers talk to each other, enabling performance diagnostics and data sharing.
When you take your vehicle to the garage for a service or repair, the engineer will plug a device into the OBD (on-board diagnostics) port to download and diagnose information from the CAN. This will provide information regarding any fault codes or alerts that require immediate attention.
You might see the CAN in action as the information also triggers warning lights on your dashboard.
How does this help Transport Managers?
Manytelematics platforms offer a CAN enabled solution which provides the means to continually monitor the systems performance of your vehicles.
This feature provides real time alerts to fault codes and errors via the telematics, providing the operator with immediate visibility of any issues. This removes the risk of fault lights on the dash not being reported by a driver and provides the ability to immediately action any servicing or maintenance requirements. This prevents the risk of further damage, high repair bills and extensive vehicle off road time.
Have you ever wanted better visibility of servicing and maintenance data from your fleet? A CAN enabled telematics solution could be what you need.
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