Telematics system optimizes battery-electric bus operations, reduces costs and streamlines remote fleet management for increased performance
Burlingame, Calif. – September 24, 2018 – Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, gave attendees at the American Public Transit Association (APTA) Annual Meeting in Nashville a glimpse at the next level for smart, connected, electric transit with the introduction of the Proterra® APEX™ connected vehicle intelligence system. With the new APEX™ system, Proterra’s transit operator customers across North America can access historical and real-time information on the performance of their electric fleets via a secure, cloud-based data platform. Real-time access to data on vehicle speed, distance traveled, location, charge status, and energy usage gives operators powerful insights for fleet optimization and cost reduction.
“With mass transit now moving quickly toward a battery-electric future, we see a real opportunity to optimize vehicle and charging operations and create a deeper connection for our transit customers through new levels of transparency and data analytics,” said Mike Finnern, Proterra Sr. Director, Customer Service. “The Proterra APEX system provides valuable insights to stakeholders at all levels of a transit organization, including advanced fleet analytics, customizable alerts and real-time information to help our customers smoothly transition to an all-electric future.”
Designed for improved operations and greater fleet transparency, the Proterra APEX™ platform enables fleet operators to reduce costs and avoid potential operating delays by monitoring the performance and health of battery-electric fleets. By accessing performance data and receiving customizable alerts for vehicles and charging systems, customers can minimize risks, make informed decisions and ultimately reduce the frequency of on-site visits by solving problems remotely and proactively. In addition to vehicle analytics, the Proterra APEX™ system provides enhanced charger management with real-time updates on charger activity, charger status, and remote charging control. Data can be accessed from the APEX cloud-based portal, downloaded via customized reports, or integrated into a customer’s existing intelligent transportation system (ITS).
With cities across North America committing to electric fleets, transit operators will require intelligent monitoring systems that exceed current standards and include new data points unique to battery-electric fleets. The APEX™ intelligent monitoring system takes a comprehensive approach to scalable, electric fleet management through actionable insights and support, enabling transit operators to offer emission-free transit service to their communities with a first-in-kind level of connectivity.
“Demonstrating the heavy-duty performance and reliability of our battery-electric vehicles and charging systems has always been at the core of our mission. Now with the APEX platform, we’re taking that performance a step further, creating a new standard for operational transparency and fleet optimization,” said Ryan Popple, Proterra CEO. “We believe that this new level of connectivity and data transparency will support our transit customers as they adapt to an increasingly complex and changing transportation environment.”
To learn more about the Proterra APEX™ connected vehicle intelligence system, visit proterra.com/technology/APEX.
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission, heavy-duty electric vehicles, enabling bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across North America. The company’s configurable Catalyst platform is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of nearly every transit route on a single charge. With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. certification testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles. For more information, visit: http://www.proterra.com and follow us on Twitter @Proterra_Inc.