Accessing Medium-Duty Truck Engine Data


- May 31, 2010

Valu­able engine data is now avail­able on medi­um-duty trucks as it has been for years on heavy-duty appli­ca­tions. Access can be tricky with­out an invest­ment in telem­at­ics to read and trans­fer data, but infor­ma­tion such as fuel use, idle times, pow­er take-off use, speed­ing, and hard brak­ing inci­dents can be valu­able man­age­ment tools.

Gen­e­sis of engine data track­ing traced back to elec­tron­ic engine man­age­ment to mon­i­tor vehi­cle emis­sions
1991 Cum­mins heavy-duty engine had 6 sen­sors and 7 elec­tron­i­cal­ly con­trolled actu­a­tors, includ­ing fuel injec­tors
Com­pa­ra­ble 2010 engine has 28 sen­sors and 15 actu­a­tors to mon­i­tor and con­trol engine func­tions and emis­sions

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