LUCAS will help to achieve better, safer, cleaner and more economical way of operating your fleet from day ONE.
Who is LUCAS?
LUCAS is a Driver Performance Assistant solution. It’s consisting in hardware and software parts which work connected with FMS interface by plug-in LUCAS display on it and uploading the special firmware on the gateway. So it’s retrofitting with our present gateway but also works connected with NEXO, our new Telematic Platform as a Service.
What LUCAS does for you?
Using LUCAS for all EU/US types HGV’s and LCV’s to improve the driving performance will result in reduction of fuel consumption with 10-25% , decrease CO2 emission, a safer driving and also a reduction in wear and tear of the vehicle.
LUCAS works by providing constant and consistent real-time feedback on driver performance, using simple indicators that individually give instant visual feedback to the driver. It will intuitively help the drivers adapt to a more effective driving style and allows them to correct poor driving skills. LUCAS can help rookie drivers operate with the skill, productivity and fuel efficiency of experienced operators.
LUCAS, the Cango Driver Performance Assistant will improve fuel economy by helping drivers to coast more, remind them to activate the Cruise control, use the brakes and Acceleration more carefully and with appropriate strength. In addition to improve the driving skills and fuel economy, LUCAS can also help maximize components life by reducing wear and tear, because if the drivers are gentler on the brakes it will result in longer lasting parts and fewer service requirements.
LUCAS has Driver Behavior firmware installed on FMS interface side and communicates with in-cab display and also can send on serial port frames containing comprehensive information related to Driver Behavior.
How it works?
LUCAS has two working modes:
- DRIVE MODE
it will monitor in real time the current driving conditions to help the driver correct poor behavior conditions. Is active when the vehicle is moving and as long as Engine is ON.
- TRIP SUMMARY MODE
Shows a trip summary for each indicator of the last trip or the average of the last 10 trips. Will show the average of the last 10 trips on the FMS interface boot and engine ON.
LUCAS has 4 status of the indicators showing in 3 colors
Making good use of the available retarder systems will minimize wear of the service brake linings.
The weighed factors in anticipation are measured, rewarding costing and warning about harsh braking and idle time.
Good and efficient driving is rewarded with a green LED.
The right use of the various speed control systems will contribute to higher fuel efficiency. The actual use of Cruise Control, Cruisable time and harsh Acceleration are monitored.
Uploaded on FMS interface uses the precise algorithms of the Driver Behavior software to give the feedback to the drivers and more detailed on Telematic Supplier Provider side. The Driver Behavior is a comprehensive algorithm that analyses driver actions per each trip.
DURING ANY TRIP THE DRIVE BEHAVIOR SOFTWARE WILL CALCULATE MORE THAN 30 PARAMETERS.
These calculations can be sent via FMS interface serial port to the TSP’s server, so a record of the Driver Scoring and Coaching can be kept for posteriors analyses.
LUCAS Driver Behavior data can be associated with the Driver ID by using FMS interface connection with Digital Tachograph, allowing the fleet owner to monitor each driver’s performance individually.