Before proceeding ahead towards our topic “Fleet Tuning”, I feel it would be better to understand what the term tuning refers to.
What is Tuning?
Tuning is the process wherein the standards or settings of a device are adjusted according to required performance. This could be better understood by an illustration, you will agree that as your car gets older it is not able to accelerate the power that it generated at the time of beginning. Along with this there is also decline in its fuel efficiency figures and also it has started developing high emission than compared to standard level.
To get rid of such problems, in recent years car tuning has emerged as the best solution to answer your different queries pertaining with the performance of your vehicle. The process of tuning facilitates the vehicle owner to determine the settings of its engine with help of a chip installed in the engine control unit (ECU) of your car placed below the on-board diagnostic port (OBD).
During the tuning, the existing settings of the engine control unit are re-written with the help of software that is developed strictly for this purpose only.
Moving ahead, the process of tuning is not restricted only towards determining the settings of old vehicle, but in case if you are not satisfied with performance of your newly brought vehicle then also you can boost its performance by changing its existing settings according to your requirements.
Fleet Tuning Explained
Fleet tuning may be defined as the process of tuning vehicles that constitute a part of fleet of vehicles being used by a group. You will agree that operating the business of transportation on the papers seems quite easier task, wherein after obtaining the license from local transport authority a group is allowed to make the fleet of vehicles move in different parts of the specific region without any government restrictions.
Similarly, there are various institutions like hospitals, schools, colleges, call center who have different vehicles being used as means of transportation for dropping patients, students, employees etc to their desired destinations. In such organizations, it is imperative that proper attention should be paid towards the maintenance of all vehicles so as to minimize the cost of operation for these vehicles.
This is mainly because it is not possible for the owner to exactly track the location of these vehicles (although today with help of global positioning solution) it is possible to locate the position of vehicles. But, still there are various methods by which the performance of vehicles can be affected, resulting in the huge loss of the business operator.
Therefore, to get rid of this problem, the owners of a big number of vehicles look for the tuning for improved performance of their fleet of vehicles and minimize the cost of their operation to huge extent.
Referred as “Blue Optimizing” fuel economy technique, the process has enabled the fleet operators of various vehicles to maintain control over the fuel efficiency and minimize the levels of emission. The major benefits enjoyed by using blue optimizing process are mentioned below:
1. Reduction in fuel charges up to 15%;
2. No impact on warranty or the residual value of the vehicle;
3. Decline in level of emissions;
4. No change in the physical structure of the vehicle;
5. The owner of vehicles can enjoy return on investments made by him on tuning the fleet of vehicles under his supervision within the period of six months;
6. The process can be conducted in less than an hours;
7. The original settings of the vehicle can be adjusted easily;
8. Instant change in the fuel consumption figures; and
9. No additional cost for each vehicle individually.
The major benefit of fleet tuning enjoyed by the fleet operators is that it facilitates them to control the malpractices adopted by their drivers by making misappropriation of accounts maintained in the records maintained for recording fuel efficiency of vehicle driven by them.