Nat gas diagnostic tool seeks to even the playing field with diesel

Updated Mar 2, 2017

Bluei Q Is Launched By Agility Fuel Solutions To Help Get The Most Mileage Out Of Nat Gas VehiclesAgility Fuel Solutions announced that its new fuel diagnostic tool, Blue iQ, works with Cummins proprietary tech to provide natural gas vehicles with the same analytical features diesel trucks use to optimize fuel consumption and maximize uptime.

Agility introduced Blue iQ this week at the American Trucking Association’s TMC Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

While all fuel system manufacturers have access to on-board diagnostic data, Blue iQ is the only tool that has access to Cummins proprietary engine data. Blue iQ uses proprietary technology developed through Agility’s partnership with Cummins.

Blue iQ is integrated with Cummins Connected Diagnostics, INSITE service tool and QuickServe support to connect vehicles, drivers, managers and technicians for real-time management, diagnostics and service.

In addition, Blue iQ’s Smart Gauge dashboard has Vehicle Range Monitor to determine how far drivers can go with the gas on board, EcoMode to help avoid unplanned refueling at low fuel levels and Limp Home Mode to get drivers safely out of traffic at extremely low fuel levels. There’s even Cold Start Logic to ensure no downtime on cold mornings.

“The best path to a sustainable planet is to make sustainability good business,” says Kathleen Ligocki, CEO, Agility Fuel Solutions. “Blue iQ allows natural gas vehicles to operate on a level playing field with diesel, but with lower fuel costs, quieter engines and less emissions.”

Agility reports that moving toward natural gas vehicles is a modern-day imperative. The latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicates the largest contributor of carbon dioxide emissions is the transportation sector.

Converting diesel fleets to natural gas vehicles has proven successful, according to Agility. The company’s largest refuse customer has found that for every diesel truck replaced with natural gas, greenhouse gases are reduced by roughly 24 tons per year or a 21 percent reduction per truck. It also cuts nitrogen oxide by up to 50 percent.