“I’m in love of technology, I’m a part of it,” declares Dumitru Puiu – CEO of CANGO Mobility, an organization that has invented its own path in the telematics industry. On the mission to create safer, better and sustainable transportation, and with more than a decade of expertise in measurement and signal vehicle processing, CANGO’s products portfolio makes for a complete offering of solutions, validated by successful implementations on the worldwide market for telco, telematics suppliers, providers, and integrators.
From vehicle data gathering to high-end solutions such as predictive maintenance and autonomous driving, CANGO provides innovative and customized solutions for various industries. Not only have CANGO’s systems been responsible for enhanced driver safety and reduced moving violations, but have also reduced the risks of accidents, lowering insurance premiums, in addition to creating better driving habits on the road.
Today, operating out of its head office in Romania, CANGO’s footprint extends through Australia, the Middle East, Europe, South Africa, the USA, and LATAM.
Thinking Outside the Box
Since its inception, CANGO has proved its ability to see outside the box and provide intelligent, reliable, and cost-effective solutions for each of its clients. With a stable team that accumulates more than 20 years of experience in the telematics field, CANGO can be anybody’s number one technology partner for Vehicle- to- X solutions.
“We have always faced challenges with creativity and innovation. Due to our high flexibility, responsibility, and extensive customer support, we are committed to doing so for our customers and partners, without exception,” states Dumitru. Driven by a hardened focus on customer dedication and sustainability, the team at CANGO is revered for its advanced innovative capabilities in the industry. Another factor that has given this organization an edge over the others is their ability to go out of their way to be available for their clients 24 hours a day. “We realize how important availability is to our clients, and we staff appropriately and have systems set up to help ensure that our products are available to our clients,” shares Dumitru.
Through a wide portfolio of telematics products, CANGO thrives to offer more than just data streaming services. Their FMS interface processes the gathered data using state-of-the-art algorithms, calculating far more parameters than any standard vehicle manufacturer installed system. All of CANGO’s solutions are designed to connect telematics and mobility at a whole new level, aiming for safer vehicles and more efficient transportation and logistics.
Additionally, apart from the proprietary CANBUS hardware, the company possesses the unique capability to integrate its knowledge and database into any third-party device, no matter what type it is. Dumitru shares, “We call it CANbus library and it is a small software component that is installed in our client’s hardware. As complicated as it looks, it is very simple to use, and then we all know the principle of the smartphone: device- operating system- applications.”
Sustainability through Telematics
With advanced telematics, comes great sustainability. The Telematics technology at CANGO is able to track a whole range of vehicular data in real-time. This data includes the performance of the driver, his vehicle and its mechanical components for preventative maintenance, the location of the vehicle and its contents, and the most effective routes for delivery, and more.
Data generated by these telematics systems can be integrated with other databases to create load and delivery information. Apart from delivering with increased efficiency and decreasing trailer fleet operating costs, CANGO’s telematics technology also contributes to enhanced sustainability by reducing fleet energy consumption, carbon emissions, and footprint.
Working towards creating a greener, cleaner planet, CANGO offers a lifetime warranty for another of its patented products – CANGOclick, a platform devised to read vehicle data without cutting any wires. “Also, the other products that we offer have an MTBF of at least 2,000,000 hours. I believe that this is the definition of being sustainable,” states Dumitru.
CANGO is a leader in Europe nominated by Frost & Sullivan two times in a row in the years 2018 and 2020.
Developing a Niche Industry
Dumitru started his journey in the telematics industry more than 20 years ago. Throughout his early years in this field, he would often wonder about the sheer lack of data volumes and consistency from vehicles, a key factor for economic growth and environmental sustainability. This led him to spend a lot of time and research on this rather new territory, ultimately culminating in the form of CANGO.
Furthermore, the overall development of vehicles in the last ten to fifteen years, increased pollution, and the need for safe and reliable data gathering have all been factors of this eminent solution. Today, the application of CANGO spans an array of industries such as Marine, Construction, Oil & Gas, Transportation, and Agriculture, to name a few.
Flanked by an experienced team of software engineers and developers Dumitru drives the transformation and development efforts at CANGO. Under his guidance the organization has broken barriers, constantly upgrading and evolving to create the most advanced telematics solutions. “Our products are developed and permanently upgraded according to the demands of durability, temperature, moisture, vibrations, and EMC. We help you make the best performing product and added value solution,” states Dumitru.
As a technologist and an innovator in a disruptive industry, Dumitru believes the key to success is having goals and being constantly motivated to achieve those goals. He says, “Even, today this after-market niche includes a lot of challenges and many changes, but now CANGO possesses the alpha factor, providing a solution to license our knowledge in 3rd party’s devices.” But the buck doesn’t stop here. For Dumitru, it is all about constantly scouting for new opportunities and technologies to stay a cut above the rest and keep creating next-gen telematics solutions that contribute positively to the society we live in.
Within the organization, Dumitru believes in collective growth and working together, always welcoming new ideas and fresh thoughts. He says, “We constantly listen and believe in our young employees and encourage them to work shoulder to shoulder with their seniors. In the end, we all develop together.”
Navigating through Change
The demand for advanced telemetry solutions that provide improved safety, increased efficiency and reduced expenses continues to grow at unprecedented rates. It is estimated that by 2025, 50% of product-centric businesses will have invested in a real-time transportation visibility platform. In addition, with the continuous invention of new digital technologies, vehicle manufacturers are equipping their vehicles with advanced connectivity and user technology services. The Covid pandemic made it even more difficult to rely on a static monitoring system within fast-paced operations creating the need for remote fleet management.
Looking ahead, CANGO is poised for rapid development. By creating state-of-the-art telematics technologies, coupled with a unique knowledge-as-a-service solution, this organization is paving the path to telematics supremacy. It is no wonder that their services are being requisitioned all across the world, including a recent contract with a Dubai-based taxi company.
As technologies continue to evolve and the focus on optimized safety, data security and telematics tracking become stronger, for CANGO, the best is yet to come.