TELEMATICS

RDM Group currently provide vehicle manufacturers, consultancies and government bodies cutting edge hardware and software solutions for vehicle tracking, data logging, remote diagnostics, asset management, fleet management and job dispatch.  Our solutions enable in-depth analysis of vehicle and driver behaviour to improve design and performance.

We cater for petrol, diesel and LPG vehicles. Increasingly we are providing solutions for electric (EV), autonomous, hybrid and range extended vehicles as well as small volume niche vehicles.  

 

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In Vehicle Technology

RDM Group has a range of hardware that allow inputs from the vehicle CAN bus (both single or twin CAN versions), GPS and from additional analogue or digital inputs.

Our devices range from the simple and cost-effective GPS only devices to twin CAN, fully ruggedised IP67 enclosures providing on-board processing.

Accessing data from the hardware can be via a local connectivity solution (such as bluetooth) to provide, for example, in-vehicle diagnostics or driver training. Remote connectivity allows data collected to be sent through the GPRS networks throughout the UK, Europe and globally at customisable intervals from standard minute-by-minute down to second-by-second.  We can extend the communication functionality with Ethernet, Wi-Fi & Tetra capability.

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Off Board Technolgy

The RDM Group software is designed for all stakeholders within any organisation, from individual drivers and dispatchers to fleet managers.

The software is a web-based platform which is both independent & portable. The software can be accessed via PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets and can be updated frequently with little user interaction.

 

Case Study Projects

coaches-100-px-sq.jpgIn 2012, we worked on a UK Government-funded project that involved the design of a bespoke telematic system for vehicle tracking, route adherence and geo-fenced location monitoring.

We provided low cost robust data loggers for 1280 buses and coaches for the transport of athletes, media & technical officials.  

The scope of the hardware supply included the design of the mounting installation in the vehicles that needed to be considered.

Over 300 routes and 50 locations were captured within the software.  

The system monitored exceptions and presented the results of complex reporting criteria in a user friendly format for quick decision making in control depots.  

Multiple stakeholders with differing needs and objectives were achieved.

A successful project delivered on time and to budget. 

ev-charging.jpgAn ongoing project with a Japanese customer for 'electric and plug-in' electric vehicle data gathering.

Two vehicles are currently being trialled and we are collecting and analysing usage data, including charging characteristics, fuel consumption and driver behaviour.

  • A total of 99 data points from twin CAN full EV (67 drive & 32 battery), including battery cell temperature, motor power and a/c status are being collected and recorded.
  • A total of 26 data points from single CAN plug in electric vehicle including engine mode, EV mode, throttle position, vehicle charging.

Data is uploaded via an onboard GPRS logger modem to a remote, secure and private server with password access to analysis tools, reports and bulk data downloads.