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Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

(edited by SFTelematik 06/02/2019 09:53:32)

Topic: Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

I have a usecase in cold chain where the vehicle and the trailer have seperate telematic units.

The trailer can be linked to various trucks. While linked, the trailer telematic data should be added to the truck
to have one vehicle to monitor and get all information including trailer data. Here in special temperature and door opening.

I need to link the trailer to the vehicle, like it can be done today with a option to show the trailer
telematic sensors in addition to the vehicle sensors in Wialon portal and reports.
The trailer alone is not relevant as soon as it is behind a truck. Than the truck is the relevant part.

Something like:
Adding a field in sensor configuration, where the sensor can be defined by parameter and a checkbox "Use from attached trailer"
and add a checkbox to the vehicle configuration like "Use as trailer"

I guess this would be usefull for anyone dealing with cold chain.

Kind regards
Stephan

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Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

Re: Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

Agree this functionality really important for us too!

To show Vehicle and Trailer together in one Object with all sensors from both devices.

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Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

Re: Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

An  other usage would be to use different units in a vehicle for different usage.

A stand alone fuel-meter would be an other option for the function to combine 2 units in one vehicle.

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Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

Re: Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

This option i have discussed with the developer before so basically to bind 1 or many trailers to prime mover/tractor unit. The idea was that if the trailer units have their own devices the system would look for a parallel tracking of the the prime mover and the trailer units and then bind them as one unit from a sensor perspective. So all sensors are on the prime mover unit. Opposite happens when they no longer track together.

We in parallel are developing the same capability based on a message injection mechanism to the prime mover.

Phoenix Solusi
Mobile Visible Secure
Specialists in data acquisition and analysis for mobile and fixed assets. Integration in to content management systems is a specialty we have.
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Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

Re: Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

JohnG
Thanks for your perfect description. shorter and clearer than mine.

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Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

Re: Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

Sorry for a long response.
Your case is clear and for sure common in real life.

But looks like it deserves a special custom app, that will cover all details that are actually for this theme.

Seems you can cover most tasks you need with current functions, but this may be not a convenient way. E.g. retranslate data from two devices into another temporary one, monitor this temporary for some period, then delete. This way you will have two pure constant units and combined temporary. Or you can create a group of vehicle+trailer and create a group report to control their parameters. But both this variant not user-friendly.

So I think it would be better to create an app, that will fit exactly to your needs. More than that our partners may have already created such an application.

Tatsiana Kots
Ex-Business Analyst, Gurtam
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Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

Re: Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

Hello Tata,
thanks for your answer.

Can you gove me a detailed explaination about the 2 solutions (even when not user-friendly) work in detail?
With using a third temporary device, i have one unit more on the payrole, which is a bad situation.

I do not understand the problem to add a sensor forward to the "link trailer" function you have already active.
An external app or solution would be OK, as long as it is well integrated to Wialon and makes the sensor data from the trailer
visible in the vehicle it is connected to.

I guess this solution would be a great enrichment to Wialon which would find a lot of users.

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Combine trailer and truck to one unit(cold chain / EBS / trailer data)

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I still think you should integrate this in Wialon you already have basics for it. I think many partners would agree with it.