Vnomics Scores Patent for Fuel Optimization Technology

Vnomics, which provides analytics for fleets to improve driver and vehicle performance in real-time, has received notice that its second U.S. Patent for its True Fuel™ standalone fuel optimization solution has been approved.

This latest patent is for Vnomics’ method of comparing actual fuel economy to potential fuel economy. The method highlights specific elements of fuel waste and the factors that can be changed in order to achieve maximum fuel economy.

Noted Alan Farnsworth, CEO at Vnomics, “The ability to precisely identify and quantify fuel wasted due to specific factors is the cornerstone of True Fuel’s effectiveness. This new U.S. Patent protects the method and system implemented in True Fuel for detecting and accurately measuring specific driver actions and vehicle impacts on fuel consumption, giving our customers unprecedented visibility and comprehensive analytics on fuel use and fuel waste. Reducing fuel waste saves them serious money.

The Vnomics True Fuel solution uses vehicle sensor information to calculate and categorize fuel wasted by shifting and throttle control efficiencies, speeding and idling factors. The technology covered by the two patents provides:

drivers with key information to make real-time adjustments to behaviors that improve fuel efficiency; and
fleet managers with the amount of fuel wasted by category in order to better understand what steps to take to optimize fuel.

True Fuel is a standalone system that significantly improves fuel economy, independent of a fleet’s telematics platform. According to the company, “the fuel optimization solution has already proven to provide a 3%-10% fleet-wide fuel savings on some of America’s largest fleets.”