GEOTrac-Engine Control Module

Vehicle diagnostics and accident reconstruction!

OVERVIEW

Companies realize that even a basic safety program has several necessary characteristics: it must be reliable, dependable, defendable, flexible and compliant with occupational health and safety code. At GEOTrac, we understand these regulations and how to create solutions that comply but are also cost effective. We know your day to day business. We’ve been on a lease site and recognize the challenges of implementing a safety program.

Complying with Federal Occupational Health and Safety Code

On March 31, 2004 the Canadian Federal Government enacted into law, “Bill C-45 which was a bill to amend the Criminal Code that imposes criminal liability on corporations and organizations, that fail to take reasonable measures to protect employee and public safety.”

At GEOTrac we provide reasonable measures for companies to develop safety programs that improve worker safety.

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code – Section 28– “Work Alone”

Provisions to help improve safety of remote field workers are especially critical for the oil and gas, forestry and mining industries. As of July 1, 2009, the Alberta Government has revised the OHS code section 28 to clarify that it is no longer sufficient to provide the worker with the ability to check in with the employer on a regular basis. It is now the responsibility of the employer to either visit the employee on a regular basis or use electronic communication to remain in constant communication, that’s GEOTrac.

Increase Productivity
Improving safety of remote field workers is critical. This does not have to come at the cost of lower productivity. The GEOTrac solution including the Engine Control Module provides a 360 degree view of what is happening in the field. Detailed mapping, FleetSmart Maintenance application, accurate GPS tracking, route optimization, dispatching, two-way messaging and vehicle diagnostics all contribute to increased productivity. Monitoring engine fault codes can help fleets be proactive on fleet maintenance before incurring expensive vehicle repairs.

  • Improve safety through real-time monitoring of vehicle diagnostics
  • Change driver behavior using sensors for aggressive acceleration, harsh breaking, throttle position and rough driving
  • Reduce legal liability and infractions with accident reconstruction
  • Reduce fleet repair costs by monitoring engine fault codes
  • Reduce fuel consumption using idle and speed indicators
  • Reduce fleet maintenance costs using detailed reports and alerts
  • Reduce insurance premiums up to 15%
  • Capture diagnostic and accident data from the vehicle remotely
  • Determine rough driving using a 3-dimensional accelerometer and speed

FEATURES

Vehicle Diagnostics
  • MIL status On/Off
  • PTO status On/Off
  • Distance travelled while MIL is activated
  • Battery Voltage
  • Engine run time
  • Calculated Engine Load value – % load exerted on the engine on maximum throttle
  • Engine Oil Temperature
  • Intake Manifold Pressure
  • Engine Coolant Temperature
Driver Behavior
  • Engine RPM breach
  • Vehicle Speed
  • Engine Load value – % of load exerted on engine at maximum throttle
  • Throttle Position – i.e. how aggressively is the accelerator pedal being pushed?
  • Aggressive Acceleration
  • Harsh Braking
  • Rough Driving (based on vibration detection)
  • Collision detection
  • Seatbelt – Contact us for a list of supported vehicles
Accident Reconstruction
  • Real-time monitoring and alerting on Accident/Impact detection (safety of driver)
  • ECM contains both a Collision Snapshot Log as well as an Accident Log
  • Collision snapshot takes 100 seconds worth of data points
  • Ability to keep up to 50 historical accident snapshots
  • Continuously keeps track of 6 crucial accident-related parameters for a period of 40 hours
Reporting
The Engine Fault report indicates the status of the engine. Customers are encouraged to refer to their owner’s manual for the description of fault codes. Each manufacturer provides a guide to error messages and fault codes. Refer to your vehicle manual for a description of these fault codes.
Onboard Computer
The Engine Control Module connects directly between the onboard computer and the wireless data modem in the vehicle. A self install of the ECM is all that is required.

IMAGES

Engine Control Module Rear Engine Control Module Front

REQUIREMENTS

GEOTrac modem and Asset Control Center credentials.