Lynx Fleet Telematics Platform Improved with New Features for Monitoring Refrigerated Fleets
Carrier Transicold has rolled out new capabilities for its digital platform, now rebranded as Lynx® Fleet, giving North American refrigerated trucking operations more comprehensive monitoring capabilities for their refrigerated trucks and trailers.
The new Lynx Fleet offering enhances the prior web-based application with an at-a-glance view of key refrigerated truck and trailer performance parameters. These visual indicators help fleet managers easily monitor transport refrigeration equipment utilization, improve operational efficiencies and maximize uptime by spotting and averting potential equipment issues.
Formerly called eSolutions™, Lynx Fleet for North America’s refrigerated trucks and trailers is part of Carrier’s award-winning Lynx global ecosystem, which applies advanced internet of things (IoT) analytics, machine learning and various big data technologies to connect the cold chain in the cloud, automate key processes and deliver real-time visibility and insights throughout the cargo’s journey.
“Lynx Fleet continues to open up broad possibilities for value-added capabilities,” said David Brondum, Director of Telematics, Truck Trailer Americas, Carrier Transicold.
“Our exclusive dashboard is a terrific example,” he continued. “From temperatures maintained in cargo areas to refrigeration equipment performance, Lynx Fleet monitors and collects scores of inputs from every asset – thousands of data-points fleetwide. It then distills, analyzes and consolidates much of this mission-critical data into different insights so fleet managers can quickly spot assets that may require special attention.”
Prioritized based on customer input, the initial rollout provides key insights for parameters such as:
- Low Fuel — Helping to identify refrigeration units that require fuel so as to avoid emergency call-outs for refueling and engine priming.
- Low Battery Voltage — Identifying units in service that may have battery issues, which could result in an emergency call-out if not addressed soon.
- Active Shutdown Alarm — Alerting when critical alarm conditions occur, helping fleets to prevent unit shutdowns and load loss.
- Door Metrics — Assisting fleets in understanding the number of times cargo doors are opened, helping to manage fuel costs and temperature-control issues.
“Each insight displays summary information for the entire customer fleet that can be drilled down to isolate and display details about specific units, as needed,” Brondum explained. “Over time, fleets will be able to customize their dashboards to display whichever pieces of information are most essential to their operations.”
Hardware used with the Lynx Fleet platform is factory installed on Carrier Transicold X4™ series and Vector™ 8000 series trailer and rail refrigeration units. Dealer commissioning and a data plan are required. The Lynx Fleet “monitor and enhanced control” data plan includes the diagnostic dashboard and insights, along with premium capabilities for data downloads, remote software updates and more.
For additional details about Lynx Fleet, turn to the experts in Carrier Transicold's North America dealer network.