Idle Smart is a proprietary start stop technology for School Buses that maintains fleet uptime by:
Maintaining and recharging batteries
Protecting against fuel gelling
Notifying via text of any downtime issues
Features & Benefits
Battery Protect™ allows transportation managers to monitor batteries and run the engine for a desired amount of time when voltages get low. Transportation managers can simply use Idle Smart’s remote management capabilities to program a voltage threshold and run time. Idle Smart allows the flexibility to set parameters based on battery type, condition and hauling operations. The key does not have to be in the ignition to enable Battery Protect and access is password protected at all times.
- Battery voltage range: 11.2v to 12.7v
- Recharge run time range: 10 to 120 minutes
Cold Start Guard
With Cold Start Guard™, transportation managers have the ability to have their buses start at a specific coolant temperature and run until the desired engine coolant temperature is reached. Transportation managers can simply use Idle Smart’s remote management capabilities to program a starting temperature, ideal coolant temperature, and restart interval.
- Engine Coolant range: 50° to 180°
- Engine runs until desired coolant temperature is reached
- Engine restart intervals: 1 to 24 hours
Transportation managers can easily manage and change device or fleet-level parameters from their desktop. Whether accounting for individual driver preferences or making seasonal adjustments for the entire fleet, it can all be done from anywhere and at any time with Idle Smart.
Performance and Diagnostics
School districts of all sizes will benefit from Idle Smart’s real-time performance metrics and diagnostic capabilities that show bus- and fleet-level operational results. As a result, transportation managers can quickly and easily determine areas of focus and, as importantly, make the necessary changes on the spot to ensure optimal performance. With Idle Smart, managers get actionable data, not just data for data’s sake.
Whenever a safety condition occurs that may cause Idle Smart not to start the bus, Idle Smart will send out an automatic text message to your service department displaying the bus number and the issue that has occurred.
Idle Smart is always wirelessly connected allowing the fleet to modify any parameters wirelessly through the Idle Smart remote dashboard. Since Idle Smart is always enabled and monitoring the battery voltage and coolant temperature, not driver interaction is required or needed.
By design, Idle Smart is always enabled and monitoring your bus. Idle Smart is designed for no driver interaction and the driver won’t have any access to any of the parameters.
Idle Smart has a physical on/off kill switch in the dash of the bus and a remote kill switch through the remote dashboard. This allows a transportation manager to disable an Idle Smart device wirelessly at any time.