Vnomics Fuel Saving Technology Receives New U.S. Patent

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Patent distinguishes True Fuel® for its unique and innovative method of comparing vehicle and route segment characteristics when determining fuel use

Vnomics engineers Peter Roth (L) and Nick Elliot with recent Vnomics patents.

With this information, fleets have a number of value added capabilities with True Fuel, including the opportunity to choose the best truck from a fuel efficiency perspective for delivering loads based on vehicle and route characteristics

Vnomics Corp., the provider of True Fuel®, a proven fuel saving technology that combines real-time driver coaching with insightful fuel efficiency data, today announced it has received a new patent for its True Fuel solution. The newly awarded Patent No. 10,632,941 issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is for Systems And Methods For Measuring And Reducing Vehicle Fuel Waste.

With this patent, True Fuel is distinguished from other fuel efficiency technologies for its unique and innovative method of recording and comparing vehicle and route segment characteristics when determining fuel use. True Fuel takes into account the impact of vehicle profile and load characteristics and route factors such as slope, traffic controls and volume, weather conditions, time of day, infrastructure conditions, and real-time route blockages.

“Most fleets, particularly large ones, have a mixed configuration of trucks, loads and routes on which they deliver loads,” said Bob Magnant, vice president of product management at Vnomics. “All of those unique characteristics play a role in fuel efficiency. With data from True Fuel, we can isolate some or all of those characteristics and determine how relatively important they are in terms of their impact on fuel economy.

“With this information, fleets have a number of value added capabilities with True Fuel, including the opportunity to choose the best truck from a fuel efficiency perspective for delivering loads based on vehicle and route characteristics,” Magnant continues. “In addition, fleets can predict fuel costs for delivering loads given the configuration of their trucks and routes, and use that information to enable dynamic pricing. Ultimately as well, the capability allows for more informed truck purchase decisions from a fuel economy perspective.”

The Vnomics True Fuel solution calculates a truck’s potential fuel economy given its route, load and other external factors, and then identifies any fuel waste caused by inefficient driving practices. The system also coaches drivers where it matters most-- in the cab, in real-time—and provides a fair assessment of their fuel efficiency performance after the trip. True Fuel uniquely targets only those aspects that a driver can control, such as engine speed, idling and highway speeding, while automatically normalizing factors such as payload weight, route, and weather and truck configuration. True Fuel also provides fleet managers with metrics to account for fuel use.

About Vnomics
Founded in 2008, Rochester, NY-based Vnomics Corp. provides True Fuel, a proven fuel saving technology that enables trucking fleets to reduce fuel expense by improving driver and vehicle performance in real-time. True Fuel® combines in-cab driver coaching with automated, easy-to-use fuel efficiency data to help commercial trucking operations and their drivers get the highest possible MPG from every vehicle in their fleet, under any operating conditions. This patented approach to improving driver and vehicle fuel performance is reducing fuel consumption in a rapidly growing number of fleets across all motor carrier and vocational segments, all truck OEMs and all engine and drivetrain configurations. True Fuel is available through leading telematics providers as a value-added upgrade or as a standalone product directly from Vnomics. For additional information, visit http://www.vnomicscorp.com or call 855-866-6427.

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