For example, mining loaders undergo severe wear and tear, both above ground as well as under ground. Adding complexity, mining operations often have severe limitations to connectivity.
In particular, a wheel loader that is at a standstill underground is extremely costly for operations. Not only does it block other vehicles in the mining facility, but it reduces production and the turnaround of getting a technician in place is usually long.
SA Engine allows the mining vehicles to predict when an anomaly is going to occur, and also the kind of expected failure, ensuring that they can evacuate the mine before breaking down. Furthermore, since the analysis is made locally, it can be transmitted once connectivity is established, making scarce connectivity irrelevant.
For example, vehicles with sa.engine installed can report exactly how drivers are using them in certain conditions, giving important cues for further design of the vehicle and of particular functions that would be needed and appreciated by the drivers and the passengers.
In particular, the local analysis on the product can focus on wear and tear, based on vibrations and other complex information on machine usage. Uploading a financial model of their choice directly to the product, your financial staff can let it communicate the real cost of usage at any moment, making it possible to offer your product as a service.
For example, autonomous vehicles with sa.engine installed can identify when certain conditions appear and they can then send complete data streams for a specified time period which can be studied from different aspects. Based on the analysis, the vehicle’s software can be updated on the fly for improved performance, thus closing the gap between research and development.
An autonomous lawn mower can in a similar way be upgraded after a year or two with new AI-based features, e.g. making it analyze the terrain and learn from local conditions, cutting the grass more efficiently.
This way, you will not only be able to extend the lifespan of your products, but also make them appreciate rather than depreciate over time.