Think of the vehicle as a mobile entity from which all sorts of data can be collected and reported. Managers manage by measuring events and exceptions. Two common measurements of events in LiGO are whether or not a crew visited a location (asset or job) and how much time the crew spent at that location. Additionally, you can set triggers to report on exceptions to defined business rules such as harsh driving (cornering, braking, and acceleration); idling; speeding; after-hours usage of vehicles; etc.
Condition changes of assets can be captured and measured. You can capture linear data from LiGO and change the condition of a roadway feature, for example from “unswept” to “swept”.
You can automatically create and close work order data for ad hoc or transient work—like graffiti abatement—using stops in the service area as a way to record number and duration of the work.
You can track location and statistics about where sweepers, boom trucks, etc., are doing work—you can record and transmit data, such as brush up/down, plow up/down, etc., to GIS and Cityworks tables and populate work orders with this information.
Customers are coming up with innovative ways to use sensors on or near vehicles to populate their mission-critical business systems, like Cityworks and Esri GIS—adding even more value to these systems. The ability to utilize Verizon’s network and M2M data plans (which are bundled with LiGO) keeps the communication costs down and the channels open with your field workers. LiGO allows operations managers to be more aware of the status of their operations, and better equipped to handle emergencies as they occur.