The number of digital and connected components in vehicles is steadily increasing, thus making their integrated control and monitoring more and more important. With the cloud-based platform e-connected, thermal management expert Eberspaecher will enable digital components and services to be intelligently applied and connected in the future.
- Cloud-based platform e-connected integrates digital services
- First service: cold chain monitoring for fleet operators
The services can be developed and used in different ways to suit customer requirements. As its first feature, Eberspaecher offers the new online temperature monitoring service for cold chains, for example.
With the e-connected product family, Eberspaecher will enable connectivity and application of digital services in the future. Eberspaecher e-connected consists of three components: A cloud-based platform forms the technical infrastructure and ensures the digital services’ availability. These can be developed or integrated according to customer requirements. Via a gateway installed in the vehicle, information is collected, evaluated and, depending on the customer’s wishes, displayed via a dashboard.
First service: online temperature monitoring
As the first service in the e-connected family, Eberspaecher offers the Cold Chain Monitoring Service for fleet operators: A defined, constant temperature is essential when transporting food, pharmaceutical, and medical products. The new Eberspaecher service seamlessly records the refrigerated container’s status: Via a sensor mounted in the refrigerated container, the system solution collects and transmits data (e.g. the temperature, site, battery status, and vibrations) through a gateway during the journey. Fleet operators can clearly track and evaluate this information in real time via e-connected.
In the future, further e-connected services will follow. The automotive supplier will develop these either in-house or according to customer requirements – like preventive component maintenance, for example.