A Singapore based company in the land transport sector is seeking a solution to map out the vibrational and sound profiles of automotives. The company has a large fleet of diesel and petrol internal combustion (IC) engine vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Due to the large number of vehicles involved, it is seeking for a portable, non-contact, smartphone-based solution to map out the vibrational and sound ‘signatures’ of the vehicles so as to ascertain the state of health of these vehicles. At present, this task is carried out manually by a team of skilled technicians using state of the art diagnostic tools that are plugged into the OBD as well as leveraging their years of experience in automotive repairs to identify the state of health of the vehicles. However, due to large size of their fleet and that their fleets are not located in a single locality all the time, it is not economical to deploy technicians to all these localities (including outside Singapore).
The solution should be portable, simple to use and operable by a non-technical person. It is envisioned that the solution could include both hardware and software. These will be integrated into a smartphone, it may have a attachment and a mobile APP. The project will be conducted in phases:
Phase 1: Data collection and analytics
Phase 2: Fault detection
The data collected should be transmitted to a central location for future use. Cybersecurity aspects needs to be addressed as well. However, this can be considered at a later stage once the technical aspects of data collection and analytics have been addressed.