By Jessica Kim, Head of Marketing and RevOps, Pitstop
September 20, 2023
In the ever-evolving world of fleet management, we stand at a pivotal moment marked by transformation, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) at its core. Technology’s relentless progress has opened doors to unprecedented possibilities in fleet operations. Gone are the days of relying solely on manual processes, intuition, and mountains of paperwork to oversee a fleet. Today, AI offers fleet managers a range of tools that are revolutionizing the industry, and one of the most impactful applications is in fleet maintenance.
ChatGPT is one of the most well-known generative AI tools used across businesses and individuals. It’s simple-to-use search engine can spit out various and creative answers to queries like “Write me an email for this lead” or “What is a more professional way to say XYZ”. Its applications are virtually limitless.
Now, in an exciting update from Pitstop, a leading predictive fleet maintenance software powered by AI, ChatGPT becomes even more valuable and accessible to fleet professionals specifically. Previously, fault codes could be cryptic and bewildering, especially for fleet managers who may not have previous technician or mechanic experience.
With ChatGPT, these codes get translated into easily digestible definitions with suggested next steps. ChatGPT-Powered Fault Code Descriptions simplify remote diagnostic interpretation, ensuring that fleet managers stay on the cutting edge of optimizing their fleet’s performance.
AI: Supercharging, Not Replacing, Human Expertise
Imagine this scenario: a fleet of 300 vehicles takes an average of 15 trips per vehicle per day (shorter out-and-back routes) which equates to 4500 trips. For each of these trips, an average of 510 alerts could appear that day. The time a fleet manager would take to analyze each trip and alerts for just one day of operations, would be a staggering 37.5 hours per day. With AI, this same task can be accomplished in a mere 6 minutes.
This level of analysis doesn’t just stop at supporting a fleet manager’s job. Descriptive and predictive alerts delivered by AI grant technicians superpowers, saving them over three hours of diagnostic time per event. Instead of mere problem identification, AI equips technicians with the means to resolve issues.
“Too often vehicle and equipment maintenance can be wasteful; we spend unnecessarily, thinking we’re doing the right thing but we’re giving up the valuable remaining life in those parts and fluids. With Pitstop, we can start to look more accurately at the maintenance required and can begin to plan downtime accordingly.” – Enterprise Fleet Customer of Pitstop
Legitimate concerns about AI replacing human jobs persist, but the reality is different. AI augments human operators as a valuable tool. By automating repetitive tasks and furnishing actionable insights, AI liberates fleet managers to dedicate their time to more valuable, human-centric responsibilities such as team and customer engagement, strategic planning, and more.
Fleets that embrace AI position themselves at the vanguard of innovation, equipped with the tools to chart the course through future challenges and seize opportunities. The future of fleet management is here, and it’s all about simplifying complexity.
To learn more about AI and ChatGPT in fleet maintenance, schedule a demo with Pitstop today.
Pitstop is an analytics platform for predictive maintenance that effortlessly interacts with enterprise fleet telematics systems to gather and process vehicle data with cutting-edge AI algorithms. Fleets can eliminate downtime, better schedule vehicle maintenance, increase productivity, and drastically lower maintenance and repair costs with the help of Pitstop’s robust and predictive analytics.