Lion Electric and Geotab worked together to develop a new advanced telematics system specifically for electric vehicles, called LionBeat.
This “robust and flexible telematics suite,” they said in an announcement, is intended to optimize all aspects of electric fleet operations, including productivity, safety and cost, by leveraging real-time vehicle data.
The LionBeat telematics system is built on top of Geotab’s open-platform fleet management solution, which is designed to fit the demands of fleet operators of any size, including mixed and zero-emission fleets.
The system will be installed on every Lion zero-emission truck and bus, making the vehicles instantly telematics-compatible. This will enable both Lion and the end user to leverage data to help drive business and fleet management decisions, said the company in its announcement.
“In developing LionBeat, we have created a unique purpose-built telematics solution specific to electric vehicles, and we saw Geotab as the ideal partner for this technology,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and Founder of Lion Electric.
Using its expertise in all-electric heavy-duty transportation earned from over 6 million real-world miles driven, Lion said it has unlocked new EV-specific data signals specific to its onboard vehicle network. These data elements integrate with the Geotab platform to give LionBeat customers insights that help minimize energy and maintenance costs and maximize uptime.
Some of the data analyzed by the LionBest system includes:
- Electric vehicle performance management
- Charge prioritization
- Routing and dispatch
- Fleet management
- Driver management and training
- Maintenance and diagnostics
- Advanced driver-assistance systems
LionBeat is easily expandable and can connect with an operator’s current fleet management software, said the company. It can incorporate live driver feedback and identification systems, additional vehicle sensors, and more. Vehicle and fleet data can be accessed in real-time via the LionBeat online user portal, or historically through customizable reports.
LionBeat is available now for EV fleet operators of all sizes and industries.