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Trackunit launches Emissions Reporting software

Trackunit’s Emissions Reporting software will allow fleet owners to monitor the total emissions of their machines

Trackunit has launched its new emissions reporting software, which it says will help fleet owners meet CO2 targets and win contracts with strict sustainability criteria.

Emissions Reporting uses machine data to determine the total fleet emissions for off-highway machines and equipment, which Trackunit says has been previously complicated to achieve.

“Construction is complex and that has made it difficult for the industry to get really accurate figures on emissions,” Trackunit chief marketing and product manager Lærke Ullerup says.

“The solution and data model is uniquely able to include all equipment – connected and non-connected – using machine learning and the vast data pool to deliver emissions reporting with high accuracy. Effectively, it means no machine will be left behind.”

Ullerup says that the new software will mean a fleet owner won’t have to ‘guesstimate’ emissions numbers, which will become increasingly important over the coming years as emissions-reporting stipulations in contracts become more popular.

“This software effectively puts [owners] ahead of the game in a regulatory environment that is only moving in one direction in line with net-zero global targets,” Ullerup says.

“It’s a critical addition to any construction company’s kit to develop their business, build profitability and contribute to a greener industry.”

The software can be used on every type of machine in the off-highway sector and gives users an at-your-fingers display of emissions from all connected equipment, enabling easy tracking and, where necessary, almost instantaneous action to reduce emissions through the value chain.

“Our benchmark here is the car dashboard and while we’re not yet at a stage where we can emulate the kind of insight developed by the automotive industry, that has to be the kind of standard we adhere to,” Ullerup says.

“That will help construction mimic how the car industry has partly been led by EU legislation to very effectively create a culture of ownership with its customers to take responsibility for their emissions in a relatively short period of time.

“We believe this new software, in tandem with regulatory changes, can help bring about a similar culture shift right down to the individual operators of machines.”

Trackunit says Emissions Reporting should enable smarter deployment decisions to avoid the under-utilisation of machinery.

“This is a game changer and comes at a critical global juncture as construction does everything it can to eliminate downtime and mitigate against climate change,” Ullerup says. “Construction is responsible for circa 38 per cent of global emissions, so even moving that figure down just one percentage point would have a significant absolute effect on overall emissions.”


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