Kiwisat news: how to manage the fleet in a 4.0 perspective
We have recently released an update of the Kiwisat web portal which includes new 4.0 features and new aspects of the user interface.
Kiwisat, the fleet management software developed by Kiwitron, it allows to monitor the working conditions of the vehicles through the use of sensors connected to the cloud.
The collection, calculation and analysis of data allow to improve the production cycle of the company in which machines, vehicles and people are always interconnected.
Data analysis is a fundamental aspect in the Industry 4.0 model, a process now at the center of the economic transformation in Italy.
The data creates value when the choice of processes determines an improvement in the management of business activities, while maintaining high performance.
Thanks to the customizable reports and statistics generated by the system it is possible to know where the vehicles are and how they operate, to increase their residual value thanks to the correct use of resources.
On the Kiwisat portal it is possible to know the fleet workload, or the hours of use as a percentage of each vehicle.
Therefore, if a vehicle has more hours of work than another, it is possible to understand if it becomes strategic to move a vehicle from one work area to another.
In this sense, data analysis also allows you to reduce the environmental impactand of the fleet by minimizing wear and tear on the vehicle.
Kiwisat news: update of the HMI and user sections
A fundamental aspect of the interconnection of the machines with the production cycle of the company is the communication between vehicles and operators.
For this reason, the Kiwitron solution for fleet management allows you to send a request or a message to the driver of the vehicle directly from the Kiwisat web portal in a simple, fast and safe way.
By accessing the means section of the portal it is possible to select the single vehicle. When entering edit mode (pencil icon) it is possible to send a message to the ETS device on the vehicle.
From today Ia HMI section it is also present in the navigation menu of the portal, facilitating access to the messaging functionality by obtaining the history of messages sent to the vehicles.
In addition, we have improved some aspects to make more and more of thesimple and intuitive user interface. By accessing the vehicles section, in fact, it is now possible:
- choose the means to be displayed with a simple check box;
- view the user who is using the vehicle at that moment.
Management of the type of users: Basic User and User 4.0
A further novelty was introduced in the management of access to the portal: an important aspect for the visualization and extrapolation of data in a 4.0 perspective.
For company we mean the dealer or retailer who makes the machines available to the end user. To the company manager login credentials are provided in order to view the status of all orders.
It is possible to assign a name and a description to each job order, and to associate one or more vehicles and the users who have access to them.
On the contrary, the basic user or user 4.0 has access to his order and can analyze the details of the means present therein. For each type of user there are mandatory or non-activable permissions.
The company manager can create users enabled to view data only or with more advanced permissions than data analysis in a 4.0 perspective (e.g. reports, maintenance, checklists, etc.).
Access control, combined with user management, is an indispensable tool for improving security and emergency management.
Kiwisat, the fleet management software developed by Kiwitron, is also highly customizable according to needs.
Fleet management from a 4.0 perspective
As is well known, the term "Industry 4.0" refers to a company transformation process in terms of digitization and process innovation, which passes through the interconnection and integration of machines into the production cycle.
Therefore, in fleet management it is important to know the status of sensor communication with the cloud to ensure the continuity of data collection.
In this sense, we have introduced in the means section the possibility of checking:
- date of interconnection, or the date that the dealer enters when he delivers a vehicle to the end customer for use;
- date of transmission, or the last ETS machine-device connection;
- activation date, i.e. test date of the ETS device.
The knowledge of this information is of fundamental importance to keep a vehicle in line with the Industry 4.0 model.