Vehicle Telematics

Intelematics technology predicts failing batteries

Devices are plugged into their vehicles and worked in conjunction with a smartphone app. The data that is captured, which encompasses battery performance information, then used to assess battery health and predict when it is within four to six weeks of failing.

Intelematics recently conducted a trial conducted in the United States on how algorithms can be used to predict vehicle battery failures.

The project saw drivers provided with devices that were plugged into their vehicles and worked in conjunction with a smartphone app. The data that was captured, which encompassed battery performance information, was then used to assess battery health and predict when it was within four to six weeks of failing.

The company has now announced that it will showcase its intelligent predictive services technology at the ITS Summit in Sydney.

Australian auto clubs attend to over 5.6 million call-outs per year, and of these, around 30 percent are battery related. Intelematics’ predictive battery technology is set to help businesses such as auto clubs, auto manufacturers and service providers, anticipate battery failure, which will reduce call outs, minimize lost time on the road and strengthen trust and credibility among their customers.

In the future, Intelematics aims to expand the technology’s capability to predict other vehicle faults, including problems with tires, ignition coils, and other engine components. Intelematics also plans to explore how its predictive algorithm technologies can be translated to hybrid and electric vehicles.

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