SAE ITC and the American Trucking Associations Announce Agreement Between ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council and Health Ready Components and Systems Consortium for the Use of Council Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards to Help Implement implements integrated vehicle health management technologies.
“TMC is pleased to announce this collaboration with the HRCS consortium to deploy the best practices and guidance provided in SAE JA6268: Design and Execution Information Exchange for Healthcare Compatible Components, in backing TMC’s own vehicle maintenance reporting standards, ”says TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “With several new programs having been identified for this approach including autonomous driving, advanced power plants, electromechanical braking and smart trailers, this partnership will provide important information to fleets and service providers to keep trucks on the road. and out of the workshop. ”
TMC joins members Bell, Garrett Motion, General Motors, Global Strategic Solutions LLC, Morey Corporation, Nexteer Automotive, SafeRide Technologies, VHM Innovations LLC and Volvo Group Trucks Technology in this effort.
IVHM solutions improve fleet efficiency while improving product reliability and reducing unplanned maintenance and warranty costs. The HRCS consortium is building a global multisectoral IVHM community to create best practices and procedures for operators, OEMs and suppliers.
“We are excited to be working with TMC to bring these benefits to the trucking and commercial vehicle industry. IVHM technology will provide significant performance, uptime and safety benefits in commercial vehicles, ”says Peter Grau, Program Director, HRCS Consortium. “To date, the level of deployment of IVHM has been limited in part due to a lack of consistent methods of sharing information. The HRCS consortium sees an opportunity to accelerate IVHM capabilities through the application of open standards to promote interoperability and avoid the proliferation of costly and potentially counterproductive proprietary approaches.
“With the growing technological push for increased electrification and even self-reliance in the transportation sectors, VHM and the SAE HRCS consortium offer a proactive approach to mitigate concurrent risks. Game-changing opportunities abound for vehicle health management in transportation-related industries and the SAE HRCS consortium promises to accelerate industrial applications, ”said Steve Holland, senior consultant for VHM Innovations, LLC and president of the HRCS consortium.