This article was originally posted on August 3, 2020 by an Argentinian magazine, Estrategas Del Seguro Y La Banca.
Danlaw Inc., a US firm, has already presented its new products and services in Argentina and Latin America through a webinar. The device is "plug and play", the smallest on the market, without the need for cables, black boxes or special installations.
The new telematics concept was presented in Argentina by Danlaw, Inc., a US-based firm and global leader in engineering solutions for the automotive industry. The webinar's main speaker was Sergio Guberman, Director of the SG Training Consultancy, Regional Representative of Danlaw Latin America, specialist in production lines of electronic boards, and associate professor of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Buenos Aires.
The expert explained the details of this new "Plug and Play" product that does not require cables, a black box, maintenance, or professional installers. It is ideal for vehicle fleets with a focus on optimization and cost reduction, or for insurers, in order to monitor driving habits and reduce accidents.
Telematics (or telemetry) combines computing with communication technology in order to receive and send data. When applied to a vehicle or fleet, this IoT concept of connectivity opens the door to new ways of efficiency, savings, and productivity.
Thus, Danlaw's new product allows caring for vehicles, preventing accidents, fines and even mechanical failures, as well as locating the vehicle in real time.
What It Is
Danlaw's product is an OBD2 interface module for vehicles, called DataLogger.The abbreviation OBD2 refers to the vehicle's Onboard Diagnostics system. The DataLogger can be placed in any type of vehicle that has an OBD2 interface, including minibuses or trucks.
Danlaw offers the DataLogger.device, plus the Cloud Server Access Subscription. It provides real-time information on encrypted servers in the US and does not require any investment in IT infrastructure.
Danlaw's DataLogger is the smallest and simplest on the market and has global coverage.
How It's Connected
The difference with other telematics systems is the simplicity of the installation. It's a Plug and Play device since it does not require a specialist to install it. The driver just has to plug the device into the vehicle's communication port (commonly located under the steering wheel), and it will start collecting data within two minutes. M2M (machine to machine) communication is done via GPRS (General Packet Radio).
DataLogger scans the vehicle to detect engine failures, CO2 emissions, kilometers, speed, and more. It works as a GPS for the location and tracking of the vehicle. It can even monitor the behavior the driver (e.g. hard braking) and offers a scoring system to improve habits.
DataLogger monitors the vehicle's fuel consumption and manages preventive maintenance, such as battery monitoring, temperature measurement, and spare parts. In addition, it includes an Alarm / SOS system.
Relation With Brands
DataLogger has several international certifications. It's certified as compatible with all the models of two of the world's largest automakers, such as Ford and VW, in addition to other vehicles and global vehicle manufacturing firms.
DataLogger has been installed in 5 million vehicles around the world and is gaining popularity in Europe and Latin America.
Danlaw is a global leader in connected car technology and automotive electronics. We focus our efforts on research and development to create intelligent solutions for an increasingly connected world. Our team is dedicated to revolutionizing mobility by driving innovation and bringing people together.
Click here to view the original article in Spanish.