From the Delcan Technologies family to yours, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
According to AAA, 46.3 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving holiday. 89% of travelers will travel by automobile. DTI wishes everyone safe travels as you enjoy spending time with family and friends, eating a warm, hearty meal, and making new memories.
The growth of transportation technology along with advancements in AVL and GPS have created unprecedented advancements in the ability to track, manage and maintain a fleet of vehicles or equipment. While there are numerous vehicle location systems on the market, they only provide a narrow subset of data. A mobile data collector (MDC) system combines AVL, GPS and data into a powerful tracking and reporting tool that provides real-time information on a wide range of user-specific data. These custom systems take raw data from virtually any source and translate it into usable, comprehensive re- ports, which can be communicated back to end users, such as operators, drivers, and managers. Due to their custom design and features, MDC systems offer endless possibilities that can save your organization time and money, while increasing performance and safety.
How MDC Systems Are Used
Any type of fleet management operation can use MDC systems to stay connected with its fleet. This may include winter road maintenance crews, emergency response teams, sanitation trucks, street sweepers, public busing systems, and construction and mining crews. An MDC system allows these organizations greater visibility into where their vehicles and equipment are located and what they are doing. These systems can be leveraged to provide vehicle and equipment tracking, vehicle diagnostics, fuel management, scheduling and routing support, asset security, increased operator and passenger safety, and more efficient operations. MDC systems are tailored to meet the specific needs of each user. They collect user-specified mobile data and translate it into intelligent, actionable reports.
Delcan Technologies is proud to introduce you to our newest team member, Dennis Jeng.
Dennis was hired as our new Product Support Specialist and brings with him a decade of experience in the world of information technology. He is currently working toward earning his associate degree in the field of information security.
Customer technology support and quality control will be a main priority for Dennis, as well as working with our mobile data collection (MDC) hardware and software. Dennis will also be responsible for handling our return materials authorizations.
Dennis resides in the greater Atlanta area with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, Dennis said he enjoys fishing and relaxing with his family. DTI is proud to add his experience to our team.
Delcan Technologies, a Parsons company, has had a busy few months. DTI recently attended three major transportation conferences and won an award at the most recent ITS World Congress.
The 2014 NRITS conference, held in Branson, Missouri, was an important gathering for the transportation community. Because the conference united traditional and non-traditional users of intelligent transportation systems, it represented a unique opportunity to learn about a wide variety of ITS disciplines. Discussions this year addressed rural safety and transit, multi-agency coordination, workforce development, EMS issues, and more.
DTI representative Mark Neill attended the conference along with Steve McDonald from Delcan. Mark, with members of the South Dakota DOT and ITERIS, helped present on the state of the Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) and Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) industries.
The 2014 APWA Congress hosted more than 125 technical and professional development sessions. The APWA Sustainability Conference and the Public Works Stormwater Summit were both held during the Congress. Together, they provided extensive educational workshops and ample opportunities for networking. Topics covered this year included integrating modes of transportation, traffic and transit, fleet and facilities, sustainability best practices, construction management, emergency management, and engineering and technology.
DTI representatives Russ Brookshire and Mark Neill attended and met with the Parsons Toronto office to demo the new MDC-006.
ITS World Congress
ITS America hosted the 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11. The conference included nearly 10,000 of the world’s leading transportation policymakers, researchers, and business professionals from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Featured speakers at the event included GM CEO Mary T. Barra, Bill Ford, and the US Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Fox. Topics covered included the future of federal funding and V2X-V2P (vehicle to person, autonomous parking, and connected valet systems).
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), supported by Delcan Technologies and ITERIS, Inc., won the award for the Best New Innovative Practice – Sustainability in Transportation for its AVL and MDSS implemented in more than 300 MDOT winter maintenance trucks.
Additionally, the effort put forth by MDOT to ensure the show and demonstrations on Belle Isle ran smoothly was appreciated by all the attendees. DTI was excited to learn what others are doing in the transport industry and to interact with clients and new customers.