SAE ITC and the American Trucking Associations announced an agreement between ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) and the Health Ready Components and Systems Consortium for use of the Council’s Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards (VMRS) in helping to implement Integrated Vehicle Health Management technologies.
“TMC is pleased to announce this collaboration with the HRCS Consortium to deploy the best practices and guidance provided in the SAE JA6268 Standard: Design & Run-Time Information Exchange for Health-Ready Components, building upon TMC’s own Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards,” said Robert Braswell, TMC's executive director. “With several new programs having been identified for this approach, including autonomous driving, advanced power plants, electromechanical braking, and smart trailers, this partnership will provide important information for fleets and service providers to keep trucks on the road and out of the shop.”
TMC joins members Bell, Garrett Motion, General Motors, Global Strategic Solutions LLC, Morey Corporation, Nexteer Automotive, SafeRide Technologies, VHM Innovations LLC, and Volvo Group Trucks Technology in this effort.
IVHM solutions improve fleet efficiencies while improving product reliability and reducing unplanned maintenance and warranty costs. The HRCS Consortium is establishing a multi-sector, global IVHM community to create best practices and procedures for operators, OEMs, and suppliers.
“We are excited to be working with the TMC to bring these benefits to the trucking and commercial vehicle sector. IVHM technology will provide significant advantages in terms of performance, availability, and safety in commercial vehicles,” said Peter Grau, program manager, HRCS Consortium. “To date, the level of IVHM deployment has been limited due in part to a lack of uniform information sharing methods. The HRCS Consortium sees an opportunity to accelerate IVHM capabilities through the application of open standards to promote interoperability and avoid the proliferation of costly and potentially counterproductive proprietary approaches.”
“With the growing technology push for increased electrification and even autonomy in the transportation sectors, VHM and the SAE HRCS Consortium offer a proactive approach to mitigate concurrent risks,” said Steve Holland, lead consultant for VHM Innovations, LLC, and chairman of the HRCS Consortium. “Game-changing opportunities abound for Vehicle Health Management in the transportation-related sectors and the SAE HRCS Consortium promises to speed industrial application.”