Tesla plans to launch its own EV diagnostics system as an OBD alternative by 2023

Tesla plans to launch its own EV diagnostics system as an OBD alternative by 2023

On March 10, 2022, it was published that Tesla will launch its own EV-tailored car diagnostics and error reporting system in South Korea in October of next year as an alternative to the widely established OBD standard. South Korea will serve as a pilot for Tesla’s EV self-diagnostics standard and is expected to expand globally from there, in later stages.

Tesla has been granted an exception from the OBD standard requirements in Europe, China, and Japan. However, the Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KTSA) is pushing for the adoption of the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) standard for local inspections but Tesla has been in conflict with authorities and has refused to utilize OBD on its newest vehicles (the Model S/X have an OBDII plug).

The Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KTSA) has even conducted random spot checks on Tesla vehicles, inspecting wiring and dashboard error reports in the hopes that Tesla will relent.

According to Kim Pil-soo, professor of automotive engineering at Daelim University “OBD data works as a significant yardstick to check the vehicle’s condition, including if the motor properly exerts power. For consumers’ safety, it is necessary for authorities to receive related data from Tesla,”

The self-diagnostic capability of Tesla has raised credibility doubts with a fear that they can paper over major engineering flaws or glitches. As per the business insider: “Credibility of inspection outcomes through the Tesla-designated knowledge server shall be low because the carmaker can manipulate the information upfront. Whereas many Korean shoppers nonetheless clearly keep in mind the ‘2015 dieselgate’ by Volkswagen during which the German carmaker manipulated exhaust emissions to move the take a look at, Tesla ought to discover a truthful, credible method to assure car’s security as an alternative of relying by itself know-how,”

According to market analysts, Tesla’s self-diagnostic capabilities may appear creative, but given the rigorous safety checks for electric vehicles in general owing to potential concerns with the high-voltage battery pack, Tesla should figure out a compromise with the local authorities.

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Top five reasons to have Ambulance Fleet Management Solution

Top five reasons to have Ambulance Fleet Management Solution

Every second counts in an emergency. This is particularly true for emergency responders such as ambulances and rescue squads. EMS response times are critical. The biggest challenge when dealing with an incident is determining the optimal route for the vehicles to undertake in order to arrive as promptly as possible. The success of delivering emergency response is determined by how well patients are treated. All patients want to be taken seriously and attended as shortly as possible.

1. Eagle-I provides the right tools for Emergency Medical Services Workers (EMS) to cope with emergencies and stressful situations in a more precise manner. You can track, analyze and optimize your ambulance fleet operations with Eagle-IoT ambulance fleet management and tracking solution. Accidents can be reported to the centralized system with a single click visualization dashboard for all reporting, tracking and monitoring.

2. Eagle-IoT live dashboard ensures movement of one or more ambulances can be seen and tracked. Zoom levels of map can re-adjust itself to ensure that selected fleet remain in focus. The status of the ambulance can be analysed by the color of icon on map.

Red icon indicates vehicle is stopped

Blue icon indicates vehicle is idling

Green icon indicates vehicle is moving

3. Eagle-IoT ambulance monitoring solution even ensures connectivity in remote areas. If the ambulance encounters a grey area where there is no GSM network, the tracking device will start working as a datalogger and will keep storing the data in the internal memory. Once the network is resumed, the data will be sent to the server and the memory buffer will be cleared.

4. Instantaneous alert can be generated from the driver/operator in case of an emergency with Panic Button. Besides this, Eagle-I provides you access to powerful driver dashboard which gives birds-eye-view of all driver behavior from harsh braking, cornering, harsh acceleration, harsh turning, over speeding etc. real-time monitoring of siren and light

activations and monitoring non-emergency speeding for improving driver safety.

5. Besides this, routes can be optimized and divided among drivers with Eagle-I RMS. Eagle-I’s ambulance route optimization provides an opportunity for dispatchers and route planners to plan routes, create a series of stops, add multiple zones for closer monitoring and alerts. The system not only generate the optimized routes, but also divide regions among the drivers, ensuring lower fuel consumption, carbon emissions and efficient task accomplishments.

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How to effectively secure your vehicles from cyberattacks?  

How to effectively secure your vehicles from cyberattacks?

The topmost goal for automobile manufacturers is vehicle safety, which now corresponds to cybersecurity more than ever before with software-driven automobiles. Considering these smart automobiles which are incredibly digitally transformed data centers; that is part mainframe, part mobile device, with loaded Internet of Things (IoT) devices make them more prone to targets for cybercriminals. 

Earlier in August 2022, a report was published revealing the six vulnerabilities found in in-vehicle GPS tracker MV720 of MiCODUS, if compromised in a cyber-attack could affect over 1.5 million vehicles in 169 countries. The hackers could retrieve sensitive data, manipulate the data, track or even immobilize a vehicle using these GPS trackers. 

How the companies relying on similar vehicle GPS trackers can enhance their security and manage vulnerability without compromising their assets? 

Safe coding practices (preventing shutdowns when the vehicle is moving, providing backups in the event of errors) should be made indispensable during software development. In case of overlooked security developments in software, analysis and threat assessment should be utilized to discover potential threats. 

Alongside architectural analysis and threat modeling, penetration testing should be conducted to identify vulnerabilities incorporated into production systems as a result of earlier analyses. By simulating the behaviors of a cyberattacker, cyber security specialists can uncover potential threats and assess the overall effectiveness of an organization’s security. 

To swiftly repair security vulnerabilities without creating additional attack vectors when loading updates and configuration data packets from the internet, institutions must use secure over-the-air (SOTA) updates. Trucking firms and GPS/fleet management suppliers must both be diligent when it comes to cyber security. 

In the coming years, the automobile industry’s reliance on software and networking will only expand; for the automobile industry’s future success, it is of fundamental importance to incorporate comprehensive cybersecurity into all aspects of autos and systems with better vulnerability management which varies in complexity depending on different architectures and does not clutter the communication and workflow of security assessment, analysis, and remediation. 

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Know what your fleet’s carbon footprint is!

Know what your fleet’s carbon footprint is!

Environmental sustainability initiatives area new buzz around the globe with an objective to lessen the impact of your business on the planet. New legislations are introduced internationally to combat offsetting(carbon dioxide (_CO_2^) ) emission. In line with Vision 2030, Saudi Green Initiative has been introduced with an objective to increase Saudi Arabia’s reliance on clean energy for better quality of life with zero carbon footprints.
It is expected that by 2030, carbon emission will be reduced by more than 278 mtpa, which will protect 20% of the marine, costal, territorial environment and methane emissions will be reduced by 30%, says Saudi Green Initiative sources
As per determination of the Saudi Green Initiative we will experience net zero emission by 2060. Among all thebusinesses in Saudi Arabia, we see organizations with all kind of fleet operations tends to contemplateenvironmental sustainability programswith an ongoing drive to reduce CO2 emissions, but you may be wondering how difficult it would be to achieve significant change in your organization without knowing how to measure it. As the saying goes, you can’t manage what you can’t measure.

But Eagle-IoT has good news for you! Now you can know what your fleet’s carbon footprint is? With Eagle-IoT carbon emission module, you can measure your fleet’s CO2 emissions and contribute to net zero emission by reducing it.

There are 2 ways to calculate the carbon footprint of your fleet: a mathematical estimation or an accurate measurement by telematics.
While using mathematical estimation method one should be aware of how many litres of fuel his fleet consumes each month. This calculation is based on the vehicles CO2 grams per kilometre rating and annual mileage depending on the make, model, age of your fleet and how it was used by your workforce. Nonetheless, it still provides a very rough estimate.

However, there is another method which is used by Eagle-I to provide more precise calculationi.e., by using vehicle telematics. Eagle-IoT carbon emission module collects information on MPG and real fuel consumption straight from each car’s CANBUS data and then run analysis on this data to fetch useful insights visible on Eagle-I dashboard.
The actual MPG of each vehicle,fuel consumption of your asset is available for performance comparison at any point of time across the same car model. Eagle-I automated reports highlight the useful insights to improve your environmental impact.

Eagle-I can help meet green fleet and sustainability goals, by managing your fleet’s carbon footprint. To know more about us, contact

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Who gets more distracted: older driver vs. younger driver?

Who gets more distracted: older driver vs. younger driver?

According to the latest study conducted by the University of Utah in conjunction with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to find the connection between the rapid increase in technology and older drivers. The findings show that the drivers ranging from 55 to 75 took 4.7 to 8.6 seconds longer to complete tasks such as programming navigation or tuning the radio as compared to the younger drivers ranging from 21 to 36 years old. Moreover, they experience slower response times and had increased visual distractions when interacting with in-vehicle infotainment systems.
According to the official website of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, it is a nonprofit organization which researches the causes of traffic fatalities and injuries and educates the public on ways to prevent crashes. The research was conducted on 128 drivers, with two different age groups, younger drivers belong to the age group of 21 to 36 while older one belongs to 55 to 75. The survey was carried on six different vehicles, model 2018. The further findings revealed that average time taken by young drivers for calling and dialing were 17.7 while older drivers spent 22.4 seconds. When it comes to the programming of the navigation system, younger drivers were capable of completing their tasks in 31 seconds while older drivers demanded a full 40 seconds of time. The longest time spent by both younger and older drivers were in managing the message and navigation entry. Specifically, it took younger drivers 27.7 seconds to send a text as compared with 33.8 seconds for older drivers.
The survey also explored the mode of interaction such as stack display, center console, or auditory/vocal commands — and its impact on drivers. Auditory/vocal commands took the longest to complete followed by center console controls while the center stack interactions consumed the shortest time span by the drivers of both age groups.
According to the several studies it has been a well-known fact that taking one’s eyes off the road for just two seconds doubles the driver’s risk of getting into the crash yet older drivers took their eyes off from the road for eight long seconds thus enhancing their crash risk. However, according to Jake Nelson, director of traffic safety advocacy and research, the problem is in the design of modern vehicles rather than to be associated with the age of the driver. By improving voicecommand technology, simplifying software menus, removing complex center console controls, and positioning system control we can solve this problem and allow drivers to keep their eyes on the road.
In spite of all this, it is recommended for all drivers particularly for old drivers to avoid using in-vehicle technology while driving unless it’s for an emergency, practice using voice commands and touch screens while parked and avoid cars with a center console controller for infotainment technology

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Thermal mapping

Thermal mapping

The ever-growing speed of technological advances has led global warehouse industry experience the transformative change over the past decade providing the control of the supply chain process featuring the R&D, manufacturing, and distribution stages of life science companies.

This new environment demands life science companies across the ecosystem to rethink fundamentally how they can implement the advancements in their business, engage with the developing technologies, ultimately serve their customers.

What is Thermal mapping?

It is a technique performed by accurately measuring and mapping each relevant point to ensure every point within the defined area establishes the certain acceptance criteria. Thermal mapping is applicable for reach-in or walk-in controlled temperature units (CTU) or controlled environmental units (CTE). The procedure is performed over a certain period of time to ensure the accuracy of system and precise temperature range without excursion.

Which industry needs thermal mapping?

Any industry dealing with temperature-sensitive presihable products requires certain temperature ranges in warehouses, cold store units, or refrigerators to comply with the regulatory authorities. To avoid the degradation of the products when the storage environment exceeds the safe ranges of temperature; thermal mapping is done so variations can be mapped, analysed and corrected to ensure the effectiveness of controlled temperature units.

Thermal mapping plays a vital role in supply chain process for companies involved in

Thermal mapping of warehouse space is an important step in control of the supply chain for life science companies throughout the R&D, manufacturing, and distribution stages. Preproduction materials and finished biopharma products will have very specific storage conditions that need to be met, measured, and documented. If the GMP warehouse or storage area shares an outside facing wall (or ceiling), summer temperature mapping is required to evaluate, document and optimize temperature and/or humidity performance.

Ambient storage warehouses have an acceptable temperature range of 15-30°C or 20-25°C for Controlled Room Temperature (“CRT”), while cold-storage warehouses may operate at a range of temperatures such as 2-8°C, -20°C, -30°C, etc. Industry guidance like <USP> 36 and <USP> 1079 recommends that a GMP warehouse mapping should run for at least 7 days to capture both static and dynamic conditions including the effects of products being moved, loading bay doors being opened, etc.

Breakdown of the factors impacting the telematics pricing.

Breakdown of the factors impacting the telematics pricing

While in an industry providing telematics solution to a diverse range of customers belonging to various backgrounds, yet one same question we encounter every day is “what is the cost of telematics solution?”

Every telematics provider and its solution is different. There are multiple factors that play their part when it comes to the cost of telematics. Before explaining those factors, we need to remind ourselves the famous English saying: “you get what you pay for”.

The three variables that impact the telematics pricing more than the rest are:

Feature requirements.

The cost of a telematics solution is trivial as compared to the business challenges you need to solve. The cost of a telematics solution depends on the features one requires which is directly impacted by his business challenges. For instance, if your business requires visibility into your fleet operations, simple dots on the map will not solve your challenge. Similarly, if your drivers are receiving violations, only monitoring the speed will not be sufficient. While approaching the telematics provider, prioritize your goals. Research the costs associated with telematics, whether it is worthwhile with your business model and how the favorable return on investment (ROI) can be gained with the technology.

Purchasing vs. renting hardware.

Another factor that can play its part in fluctuating the cost is telematics whether you decide to purchase or rent the devices. Purchasing the device will cost you a one-time fee while renting the hardware has a much lower upfront cost than the purchase cost, but will add a small fee to the overall monthly cost.

Professional vs. self-installation (of devices).

When it comes to the installation of telematics hardware, there are two options: either the hardware can be self-installed or professionally installed. Some telematics service providers charge for professional installation while others include it as a part of their offer.

The cost of professionally installed hardware may also vary depending on the number variables including:

  1. Location (and if there are multiple locations).
  2. The number of vehicles.
  3. Type of equipment – GPS tracking device, load sensors, temperature sensors etc.

No matter what mode of installation you choose, the important thing is to make sure that installation is done correctly so there are no reporting issues with the device and no chance of driver tampering.

Eagle-I does not have the lowest cost of telematics on the market. As we do not offer a one-size-fits-all solution. Eagle-I offers the tailored solution based on your business challenges to be solved, types and number of your assets and many more factors. Customers come to us for the level of support they receive from a technical and training perspective.

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