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News   November 28, 2006   by Auto Service World

Most Common Car Problem Determined


Networkcar today announced the results of an analysis of diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) gathered from thousands of commercial vehicles across the U.S. that use its Networkfleet wireless vehicle management system.
The system continuously monitors and collects data directly from a vehicle’s engine computer and from a global positioning system (GPS).
An analysis of aggregate Networkfleet data shows that 47 percent of diagnostic trouble codes for light/medium duty (OBD-II) vehicles were related to emissions issues and 24 percent were related to fuel consumption issues.
The Networkfleet system consists of an in-vehicle unit that wirelessly transmits diagnostic and GPS data.
Fleet managers access a Web-based application to view specific vehicle data such as current location, fuel consumption, mileage, speed, and idle-time. Networkfleet automatically notifies fleet managers by e-mail immediately when a vehicle reports a diagnostic trouble code (DTC).
“For fleet managers, nothing is more important than keeping vehicles running and productive.
Maintaining vehicles, including both repair and upkeep, can have a huge impact on a fleet’s bottom line,” said Paul Washicko, president of Networkcar.
“Networkfleet enables them to have a proactive, preventive maintenance program and fix vehicle problems before they escalate into larger issues.”


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