Ctrack launches Fuel Reader to capture accurate consumption data for Cars and Vans

Car and van fleet operators can now capture and take advantage of highly accurate fuel consumption data using a new monitoring tool from Ctrack. The Fuel Reader solution will provide businesses with added insight into the performance of their vehicles to help manage fuel-related costs and identify areas operational improvement.

Fuel Reader plugs directly into the OBD II port to read data directly from the engine control unit (ECU) and effectively calculate fuel usage, carbon emissions and RPM. This information is then communicated via Bluetooth to the Ctrack tracking unit, so fleet operators can have real-time and historical access through their existing fleet management and reporting platform. As a result, they will be able to better understand exactly how much fuel is being consumed and where potential wastage in occurring.

Fleet operators will also be able to undertake vehicle health monitoring by accessing engine diagnostic messages to enable proactive maintenance scheduling and immediate notification of any issues. This allow rapid reaction to problems to maximise the technical condition of vehicles, avoid any additional damage and protect drivers by improving vehicle safety.

John Wisdom, Managing Director of Ctrack commented: “With fuel typically accounting for more than a quarter of all fleet operating costs, it is essential that car and light commercial vehicle operators have complete understanding of consumption along with associated carbon emissions. Fuel Reader works alongside our existing tracking solutions to provide an integrated approach that delivers the necessary intelligence to help drive down overheads and operate more responsibly.”