What is AWS IoT FleetWise? - AWS IoT FleetWise

What is AWS IoT FleetWise?

AWS IoT FleetWise is a managed service that you can use to collect, transform, and transfer vehicle data to the cloud in near-real time. With AWS IoT FleetWise, you can collect and organize data from vehicles that use different protocols and data formats. AWS IoT FleetWise helps to transform low-level messages into human-readable values and standardize the data format in the cloud for data analyses. You can also define data collection campaigns to control what vehicle data to collect and when to transfer that data to the cloud.

After the vehicle data arrives in the cloud, you can use it for use cases like remotely diagnosing issues in individual vehicles, analyzing vehicle fleet health to help prevent potential recalls or safety issues, and using analytics and machine learning to improve advanced technologies like autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems.

The following diagram shows the basic architecture of AWS IoT FleetWise.


   Architecture of AWS IoT FleetWise

Benefits

The key benefits of AWS IoT FleetWise are:

Easily access standardized, fleet-wide data

Access the unique data format of any vehicle, structure it, and make it understandable without having to develop a custom system. With an aggregated data structure, you can easily access fleet-wide insights and identify trends while using your cloud-based applications and services.

Reduce costs by transferring vehicle data to the cloud more efficiently

Define data collection campaigns to transfer only high-value data signals to the cloud. This helps keep costs low and gives access to more useful data. With AWS IoT FleetWise, you can reduce the amount of data transferred to the cloud from vehicles.

Detect and mitigate issues faster by surfacing vehicle health data in near-real time

Surface selected data about widespread vehicle quality issues and take corrective action quickly, such as notifying the manufacturing group to help mitigate further spread. By detecting problems early on, you can reduce service and warranty costs, help avoid large recalls, and maintain customer trust.

Improve customer experience by remotely diagnosing problems in near-real time

Provide customers remote assistance if something is wrong with their vehicle. Use data from AWS IoT FleetWise to diagnose issues in near-real time. Then, help the customer with a simple fix at home, or work with a dealer to order parts and schedule a service appointment. You can use the collected information to continually improve the experience.

Use cases

The scenarios in which you use AWS IoT FleetWise include the following:

Remote diagnostics

Remotely collect the latest data reports from vehicles, including warnings and errors, and create a response action plan within minutes.

Protect against warranty claims and recalls

Use near-real time data from AWS IoT FleetWise to proactively detect fleet-wide quality issues and take actions.

Improve EV range estimates

Collect crowd-sourced environmental data, such as weather and driving conditions, from other nearby vehicles and use that data to improve electric vehicle (EV) battery range estimates for drivers in near-real time.

Near-real time hazard detection

Use data from AWS IoT FleetWise to help drivers avoid hazardous road conditions, such as ice or stranded vehicles, by using crowd-sourced data from nearby vehicles to detect road conditions in near-real time.

Are you new to AWS IoT FleetWise?

If you're a first-time user of AWS IoT FleetWise, we recommend that you begin by reading the following sections:

Accessing AWS IoT FleetWise

You can use the AWS IoT FleetWise console or API to access AWS IoT FleetWise.

Note

The AWS IoT FleetWise console currently supports creating vehicle models and decoder manifests only.

Pricing for AWS IoT FleetWise

Vehicles send data to the cloud through MQTT messages. You pay at the end of each month for the vehicles that you created in AWS IoT FleetWise. You also pay for messages that you collect from vehicles. For current information about pricing, see the AWS IoT FleetWise Pricing page. To learn more about the MQTT messaging protocol, see MQTT in the AWS IoT Core Developer Guide.

AWS IoT FleetWise integrates with the following AWS services to improve the availability and scalability of your cloud solutions.

  • AWS IoT Core – Register and control AWS IoT devices that upload vehicle data to AWS IoT FleetWise. For more information, see What is AWS IoT in the AWS IoT Developer Guide.

  • Amazon Timestream – Use a time series database to store and analyze your vehicle data. For more information. see What is Amazon Timestream in the Amazon Timestream Developer Guides.