In a typical performance audit, data is collected with the Logger for a week or longer, over the normal course of operations. The data is then analyzed for fuel economy bottlenecks, such as those due to gear shifting and governed speed. Our analysis takes into account the terrain and wind conditions. Different trucks traveling on the same route can be compared for drivability, fuel economy, and ability to operate within the “sweet spot.”
In a typical Fuel Economy test, data is collected with the Logger for one or two days over a prescribed open road section. The test can be used to evaluate a new vehicle, or add-ons such as aerodynamic devices.
FuelMiner data analysis provides drag and rolling resistance coefficients quickly and economically. This test is a must-do before considering more costly options, such as closed-track testing, wind tunnel measurements, or CFD simulations.
When high precision is needed, the FuelMiner SensorNet system can be added to the testing setup. This system consists of wirelessly connected accelerometers and anemometers synchronized with the CAN.
Our in-depth data analysis shows where the truck wastes fuel, component by component:
Our analysis also identifies core trouble areas such as: