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EMS SIMON - off-road vehicle monitoring system

Grant number: 17/22681-0
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: September 01, 2018 - August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Industrial Electronics, Electronic Systems and Controls
Principal researcher:Andre Luiz de Abreu
Grantee:Andre Luiz de Abreu
Company:Mispa Assessoria e Consultoria Empresarial - Eireli
CNAE: Fabricação de aparelhos e equipamentos de medida, teste e controle
City: São Paulo
Assoc. researchers:Armando Antonio Maria Lagana
Associated scholarship(s):18/24532-5 - EMS SIMON: off-road vehicle monitoring system, BP.TT
18/24531-9 - EMS SIMON: off road vehicle monitoring system, BP.TT
18/20837-6 - EMS SIMON: off-road vehicle monitoring system, BP.PIPE


SIMON (Monitoring System) is an on-board monitoring system for vehicles, designed in such a way that the operator can have a real and precise monitoring of the main indicators of vehicle operation, as well as maintain a history of behavior and operation for future user analysis. The proposed product comes to meet a market demand that today is orphan of a national solution, precise, of quality, adequate for our territory and with an appropriate technical assistance. Pre-OBD (on-board diagnostic) vehicles, most of which are vehicles manufactured up to the year 2010, the year in which this system was launched, are vehicles that do not accurately and accurately report operating indicators, leading to many of the times in great damage to the vehicle and consequently causing great damage to its driver. We can cite, exemplifying, the vehicle cooling system, that 9 out of 10 vehicles have a basic and inefficient monitoring of this system, from the factory this configuration, where the driver / operator can not follow in real time the behavior of this system, to anticipate an incident, that not being diagnosed in time can generate damage in the main engine, being necessary the restoration and in some cases the total change of the same, being able to cost in the order of 40% of the total value of the vehicle. We have as our initial focus a niche market that is linked directly to the feelings of love, hobby, belonging and tribe, defining a lifestyle. Land Rover Defender vehicles are imported or manufactured in Brazil from 1983 to 2011, with specific characteristics, which are often used in extreme situations, where their drivers do not expose themselves in expeditions from 1000 KM to 25000 KM, with few, and in some cases no real-time monitoring of operating indicators, which in many cases jeopardize the whole planning of the expedition for major damage, aggravated by the lack of basic information, which could largely be a mitigation fact and even to eliminate damages. The official Land Rover Group in Brazil estimates the existence of more than 10,000 copies on the roads of Brazil, with its highest concentration in the South and Southeast regions of the country. A prototype part of the system was successfully developed in bench by the team using the Arduino platform for proof of concept. Even being a preliminary prototype, the product has already aroused interest in the purchase of several customers, due to the inexistence of similar in the country. However, the prototype needs research and development to solve the following technological challenges: evaluation and integration of sensors to measure all variables of interest, controlled tests to guarantee system security for the driver and tests of algorithms for data analysis of the variables collected. Solving these challenges is the goal of this research project. (AU)

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