The Basics & the Benefits of GRIP
The GRIP Idle Management System automatically starts and stops vehicles in your fleet and controls auxiliary equipment to reduce unnecessary idling without compromising the ability for your team to get work done.
Operators will still have access to vehicle functions they need to do their job, including climate control (heat and AC), while your company avoids the hidden costs of excessive idling. GRIP also provides valuable data needed to get the most out of your fleet and to make informed decisions about purchasing future technologies such as electric vehicles.
Reduces fuel consumption
A V8 engine consumes 1 gal (4L) of fuel per hour of idling
18.9 lbs (9 kg) of CO2 are produced for every gallon (3.87L) of fuel consumed
Reduces operating costs
One hour of idling is equal to 33 miles (53 km) of engine wear and tear
Anti-Theft Feature ensures vehicles remain operational and secure while the driver is away. GRIP controls the shifter lock to prevent the vehicle from being put into drive. If the vehicle is put into drive, the engine will stall—the key is required to start the vehicle.
Secured GSM Connection does not connect directly to the vehicle itself. Instead, it connects to GRIP’s private network controller, preventing any position or vehicle control breach.
GRIP only activates in park or neutral — When speed is 0 km/h speed, hood is closed, and RPM is at idle
Access to essential functions — GRIP places the key in the run position to keep air bags operational and maintain access to necessary systems (e.g., windshield wipers, power windows, lights etc.)
Distraction-free driving — Operator screen turns off when the vehicle is in drive
Hood sensor — GRIP will not engage when the vehicle’s hood is up to ensure operator and technician safety
Override switch — Throttle Override – Allow operators to temporarily override when safety situations occur
Default operation — Drivers can manually start and stop GRIP if the system encounters an issue
Job Specific Operation — When specific jobs require the vehicle to be running, GRIP can use signals from equipment such as PTO, lighting, air compressors and others to keep the engine on when needed.