Remote vehicle control is becoming a necessity in many industries to connect fleet vehicles with IoT technology. Not only does remote vehicle control improve performance, but it also improves efficiency and safety as well. The use cases are endless, and at Morey, we’re eager to be a part of the future of remote vehicle control.
History has shown that vehicles of all shapes and sizes are subject to theft – in 2021, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB) estimated that in the United States, a vehicle was illegally driven off every 36 seconds. Thankfully, there is a way to stop evildoers in their tracks – quite literally.
People often assume that remote vehicle control solely means being able to shut it down or control the direction it drives, but it can do so much more than that.
Read on to learn more about the features of remote vehicle control and its use cases.
Remote Vehicle Control Features
The question isn’t “what can you do?”, it’s “what can’t you do?” when it comes to remote vehicle control. The features are expansive and include everything from controlling the lights and windows to shutting the vehicle down entirely.
Remote vehicle control requires Controller Area Network (CAN) data to communicate the control requests to vehicles and other applications. CAN data is transmitted over a CAN bus, which enables different parts of the vehicle to communicate with each other and work together to execute the request.
CAN data is pulled from different electronic control units (ECUs) to gather information on the vehicle. Information that can be gathered includes
- Central Lock Control
- Window closure
- Turn lights control
- Trunk release
- Door status
- Lock status
- Handbrake status
- Lights status
- Vehicle range
- Vehicle driven distance
- Total fuel consumption
- Fuel level (dashboard)
- Engine speed (RPM)
- Vehicle speed
- For electric cars:
- Battery level
- Charging status
- Charging cable status
- Vehicle range on battery
- DTC reading**
- Engine block**
This data is typically available in real-time, making it easier for responsible parties to monitor and make changes as needed on the fly. Turnkey IoT solutions like the ALL-CAN then allow you to use that data and relay commands to your fleet and other equipment, driving efficiency and safety while reducing costs.
Now that you know the vast capabilities of remote vehicle control and how it works, read on to learn more about how it can be applied to your industry with specific use cases.
Endless Use Cases
There are a variety of industries that can benefit from the visibility and accessibility that remote vehicle control can offer. Construction, transportation, agriculture, emergency services, utilities, and mining industries can all leverage a smart and connected fleet via remote vehicle control. Opportunity abounds for car sharing, car dealerships, rental and leasing companies, and fleet management.
Morey boasts a robust selection of capable, configurable, and durable CAN adaptors and telematics to help you understand your assets like never before. Fleet management becomes a breeze when you have full visibility over your assets.
With innovative IoT deployment in construction settings, like Caterpillar for example, you’re able to maximize efficiency, ROI, and safety. Managing maintenance before vehicles or equipment have failed can be a difficult task, but with anomaly detection and failure prediction, maintenance strategies can increase uptime and lower overall cost.
The CAN-CONTROL can remotely lock/unlock and control windows using special SMS/GPRS commands. This makes it the perfect accessory solution for car sharing, fleet management, and other mobility applications where asset theft is a risk and remote vehicle control is needed. Emergency services like police and fire can also benefit from CAN-CONTROL to ensure the fleet is well-prepared for when duty calls.
The LV-CAN200 is designed to quickly and reliably acquire CAN data. More than 1500 different models of light vehicles, vans, trucks, and buses are currently supported. After installation, a host of basic parameters such as mileage, fuel level, fuel consumption, RPM, coolant temperature, and more can all be collected from a vehicle’s on-board computer – helping to identify areas of improvement in the vehicle operation, drive down overhead, and minimize environmental impact.
In the agricultural industry, remote vehicle control using the ALL-CAN300 can increase safety and productivity while reducing fuel costs. With 20+ supported features, monitoring and managing tractors, harvesters, and other farm equipment becomes a walk in the park.
Full Visibility, No Hassle
As you can see, the opportunities are endless for a variety of industries to leverage remote vehicle control. Whether it is to increase productivity, safety, or streamline maintenance, the CAN adapters available from Morey are capable, configurable, and durable. Schedule a demo today to discover what a partner in IoT can do for your business.