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@Road Announces New Commercial Vehicle Diagnostics Service

February 1, 2005

FREMONT, CA – @Road, Inc. a provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, announced the availability of the @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics service, giving fleet managers and dispatchers remote access to vehicle diagnostic information. @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics is part of the company's suite of MRM products and services for the transportation, distribution and facilities management companies. Information provided by @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics include:

  • Engine diagnostics to help identify and prevent maintenance problems.
  • Fault descriptions to maximize vehicle warranty and pinpoint malfunctions.
  • Separate driving fuel from idle fuel data to reduce state fuel taxes.
  • Driver behavior data to improve driver and public safety, and to help lower insurance rates.

    The @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics service includes an in-vehicle J1708 connector, data translator and a serial connection to the @Road iLM (Internet Location Manager). Engine performance and driver behavior data is collected from a vehicle's Electronic Control Module (ECM), transmitted by the @Road iLM over the wireless networks to the @Road data center, and then processed by @Road into meaningful information to produce real-time and historical reports such as Trip Detail, Trip Summary and Exception reports. @Road also plans to add OBDII support to provide similar reports for smaller vehicles such as vans and pickups. Customers can subscribe to the @Road J1708 Vehicle Diagnostics service for $7.95 per month, per user, plus a one-time fee of $349.00 for the @Road J1708 Vehicle hardware.

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