Lytx, a provider of video telematics solutions, announced two new fleet technology solutions: Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and Preventative Maintenance, now available for light-duty fleets. These new features are included in Lytx’s Fleet Tracking Service, with data collected using the Lytx DriveCam device via an Engine Control Module (ECM) cable with no extra equipment and at no additional charge, the company says.
Diagnostic Trouble Codes
DTCs notify clients when something is wrong, helping to enable faster resolution of maintenance issues and reduce vehicle down time, Lytx says. This feature covers thousands of vehicle maintenance issues and surfaces diagnostic trouble via a DTC Insights Overview on the client’s Lytx online dashboard and email notifications. As DTCs are resolved, they are automatically removed from the Insights Overview. Reports can be downloaded as a .CSV file for use with other departments, such as vehicle repair teams, who may not have access to the Lytx program.
According to Lytx, this feature helps fleet managers set up regular service intervals, proactively maintaining vehicles to keep them running safely and efficiently, avoiding downtime and extending the life of their assets. The feature provides an online dashboard to manage service, listed by due date. Through the dashboard’s interface, fleet managers can create services and configure odometer-based service intervals, enter details about the service needed and how it was completed, plus vehicle services by date, vehicle type or group, and the complete service history, including notes. As with DTCs, preventative maintenance reports can be downloaded as a .CSV file for use with other teams who may not have access to the Lytx program.
Both new features are available now for light-duty fleets equipped with the Lytx DriveCam SF64 device, or more recent device models and an OBD-II ECM cable. These features will be available later in the year for heavy-duty fleets, the company says.