How do you monitor #vehicle engine idling?


Idling refers to running a vehicle’s engine when the vehicle is not in motion.


Engine idling is a huge contributor to air pollution, particularly in Towns and Cities as it increases the amount of exhaust fumes in the air.


The Royal college of Physicians estimate 40,000 deaths a year are linked to air pollution.


If a fleet of 40 vehicles idled for an average of 10 minutes per day each, that’s the equivalent of 2,000 minutes over a 5-day working week. That’s 33 hours of idling!!


A telematics system will provide the ability to monitor vehicle idling. The more sophisticated platforms will also report CO2 output. This data can be used to target improvements that reduce impact on the environment and fleet running costs.


Reducing the volume of idling in your fleet will not only contribute towards cleaner air for us all, it will also save you money, improve the security of your vehicles and has the potential to improve productivity.


Not all idling can be avoided, but a lot of it can be with start stop technology or by simply switching the vehicle off. However to drive the behaviour requires identification of the issue.

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