The following five points are the conclusions of the chapters below.
The difference between Squarell’s CAN-data solutions and FMS-data from OEMs
Are you wondering what the difference is between Squarell’s method of vehicle data processing and that of data systems that are built into trucks, commercial vehicles and passenger cars? Read on about the advantages and disadvantages of processing CAN-bus data by Squarell and why we would recommend this compared to Fleet Management Systems (FMS) of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
The advantages of reading CAN-data with Squarell hardware
Squarell uses a patented contactless CAN-reader, the CANcliQ, which reads vehicle data directly from the CAN-bus. This data is processed by the Squarell Vehicle Data Interface and transmitted in a universal standard.
Read more about the standardisation of vehicle data in the FLEX and SOLID Vehicle Data Interfaces.
Squarell delivers customer-specific vehicle data in the format of your choice such as FMS/J1939 or RS-232 (ASCII). Squarell also reads out data that is normally only available with proprietary equipment.
The disadvantages of using built-in Fleet Management Systems
An OEM’s FMS system is not enabled by default in every vehicle. It is expensive to activate them for an entire fleet. And even then, there is no guarantee that all the desired data can be processed in your fleet management system.
A built-in FMS system often only supports the standard FMS parameters, while Squarell’s technology makes it possible to support more parameters such as the Squarell Safety Parameters, Tacho Remaining Driving Time and more. Squarell strives to support all the vehicles in your fleet, read more about vehicle support.