client success stories
Vantage Power accelerates time-to-market by six months reducing operational costs by over 80%
Automotive + Travel
A data monitoring and IoT solution with predictive maintenance and machine learning capabilities
Transport capacity and pollution are an ever-growing problem in cities around the world. By 2025, London and other major cities will only be allowed to buy zero-emission buses. Also, all of London’s bus fleets must be upgraded to the Euro VI standard by 2020, with all ultra-low emission zone vehicles either electric or hybrid. The new legislation will require detailed data reports to prove these conditions have been met.
Vantage Power designs technologies that connect and electrify the powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles, incorporating their own lithium-ion battery pack. The company needed a solution that would allow manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles and vehicles systems to go-to-market faster. Additionally, OEMs and operators needed a way of tracking the vehicle control software, post-deployment, to monitor the lithium-ion battery systems.
Vantage Power worked with Luxoft (an AWS Partner Network Advanced Consulting partner) to create VPVision - an innovative telemetry platform. VPVision brings the AWS cloud platform to each connected vehicle, providing Vantage Power customers with an overview of each vehicle’s powertrain components, including batteries, control systems, engines, motors, and electric generators.
VPVision is built around an IoT architecture (AWS IoT Core, AWS Greengrass, and AWS IoT Analytics), then combined with Amazon Simple Storage Services (Amazon S3) and AWS Lambda. This optimizes the processing of hundreds of thousands of data points per minute. In turn, it provides OEMs and operators with valuable insights, allowing them to create predictive maintenance models and implement real-time preventative action. Here are just six of VPVision’s benefits:
With an increasing number of in-service vehicles, Luxoft anticipated the need to get ahead of operational costs, scalability challenges and automate analytics to identify potential failures before they impact the customer.
Luxoft provided Vantage Power with the technical expertise, domain experience, and scale, to build a unique solution that:
Working together, AWS and Luxoft developed a fully-operational solution that has been improving the cost control and performance of a growing fleet of retrofit buses.