Reduce your costs through preventive maintenance
To reduce the possibilities of accidents due to human error, in many countries new e-LCV & trucks are being equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance) features which may drive and repair costs up, and windshields are no exception.
We decided to position our offer in order to meet the needs and expectations of the market. Using cloud based machine learning algorithmsthe system is able to filter and notify impacts causing damages to a windshield. In other words it senses windshield damage enabling fleet owners to trace and track damages effectively and to repair on time.
The EU has to decarbonize by 2050 to achieve the goals of the EU Green Deal. To meet these long term targets, E-LVCs (Light Commercial Vehicles) and trucks will need to become zero-emission. Boosted by positive customer, technological and competitive trends, we could expect the e-LCV market across Europe, North America, China, and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) to reach 5.6 million units by 2030. Driven by longer battery ranges, an expanding lineup of attractive new models and growing charging-station networks, the market for battery-electric cars finally seems to be taking off. In Germany, for instance, over 70 percent of surveyed fleet managers plan to acquire e-LCVs in the near future, mostly driven by their ambition to reduce fleet emissions.
The automotive industry is witnessing a rapid evolution of safety features, which is expected to increase exponentially in the coming years to provide a safer and more convenient driving experience. Of all the transportation segments, trucks and buses are the leaders when it comes to technological advances and investments from suppliers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
To reduce the possibilities of accidents due to human error, in many countries new trucks are being equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance) features, such as lane warning systems and autonomous emergency braking. ADAS turns windshield replacement into a cost and time consuming operation. According to Thatcham Research, the average cost of replacing a windshield increases significantly with the fitment of ADAS technologies. Depending on the brand, the estimated calibration costs can be increased by 80% or 125%.
New technologies are driving maintenance and repair costs up, windshields are no exception. Replacing them can lead to significant costs and vehicle downtime while to operate efficiently and effectively, you need your fleet to be on the road as much as possible, using only the necessary amount of resources.
We at Jack understood this problem and decided to position our offer on this segment as well in order to meet the needs and expectations of the market. Jack is a smart sensor solution that detects and analyses all impacts on a windshield (autonomous windshield integrity monitoring system). Using cloud based machine learning algorithms the system is able to filter and notify impacts causing damages to a windshield. In other words it senses windshield damage enabling fleet owners to trace and track damages effectively and to repair on time.
Jack is installed in any vehicle in less than one minute with no training nor tools needed. No wires, no hassle ! Once installed, receive instantaneously breakages notifications allowing you to take the the right actions to boost your repair ratio.
The advantages are multiple and compelling.
First of all, the efficiency of your fleet is significantly improved. Repair windshields on site during fleet down time and avoid time spent in workshop for periodic controls and for windshield replacement , enabling you to increase your fleet’s uptime and staff’s productivity.
At Jack we believe that preventive maintenance through data-driven windshield monitoring is the answer to these increasing costs. Data shows that 60% of windshield replacement could actually be prevented by timely repair of damaged glass. Fleet managers and insurers face increasing costs for windshield maintenance du to ADAS penetration. A timely windshield repair is actually 20 to 25 times cheaper and faster than replacement.
The question of safety and convenience on the road is obviously at the center of all discussions and efficient technologies are the expression of it. With Jack, you can easily monitor windshield conditions in real-time and minimize driving time with a broken windshield.
As already alluded to, the reduction of their carbon footprint is foremost for E-LCV and truck fleets. Promoting windshield repair over replacement can help save 44kg of CO2 emission for each windshield replacement avoided, which is considerable.
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