One Idle mitigation system (IMS) helps overcome the significant challenge of fleet management and keeping service vehicles on the road within fuel budgets.
Parking is very common in the public sector. Many public utility personnel such as police, firefighters and others managing city fleet vehicles need to drive their vehicles in idle mode to perform their duties. Idling produces emissions, which has become a factor as passenger cars, light trucks, midsize vehicles and heavy vehicles consume more than 6 billion gallons of fuel and gasoline without moving.
IMS contribution to vehicle maintenance:
One Idle mitigation system (IMS) eliminates excessive idling with hands-free control. The IMS automatically shuts down the engine and provides all needed power if any vehicle is left idle. This technology allows full use of the vehicle’s HVAC controls, providing comfortable service even when the engine is idle. It also prevents wasted fuel and energy due to engine idling. The IMS automatically manages the engine to recharge the batteries required for long-term on-site use of the vehicle. The driver only needs to press the brake pedal easily to start the engine and prepare the vehicle for running. IMS brings the vehicle’s engine to a standstill, allowing the driver or worker to focus on their responsibilities without the distractions of manual idling time reduction systems.
IMS enhances safety and comfort for the driver or vehicle operator by allowing the use of the vehicle’s HVAC and electrical components without noise or smoke. In addition, IMS reduces distractions by automatically providing heat, air conditioning, and power to the device in a safe, static state for the occupants of the vehicle.
IMS also protects the environment by reducing the fuel consumption of stationary vehicles. For example, if it saved a gallon of gas or a gallon of fuel in the park, that means it saved 18.95 lbs and 22.06 lbs of CO to discharge into the environment.
And it indirectly means that the IMS also saves fuel per hour of idling. During idling, an engine consumes about 1.2 gallons of diesel fuel and IMS usage reduces it to 0 gallons; This usually saves about 2-4 years.
IMS helps reduce operating costs. During an hour of idling, an engine produces the same wear and tear as in 33 miles of driving. IMS prolongs asset life and reduces operating costs.
How IMS operates vehicles in the park:
One Idle Management System (IMS) protects the engine from unnecessary wear and enables all vehicle operations while it is in the park.
Sufficient power supplier for the onboard electronics:
The in-vehicle IMS provides enough power for all the electronics in the vehicle, including the radio, lights, and HVAC, without running the armature motor.
Wide compatibility with chassis engines:
IMS systems are generally compatible with light, medium and heavy duty engines manufactured by large companies.
Run HVAC without engine:
IMS allows specific HVAC use and provides vehicle heating and cooling through factory vents without running the engine.
As a result, IMS not only protects the vehicle, but also the environment, without compromising the comfort of the driver or occupants. In addition, saving liters of fuel also saves money.