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CLS Humanav Solutions Combat Idling to Enhance Fuel Efficiency and sustainability thanks to Vehicle Tracking System (VTS)

17 January 2024 - Humanitarian & Key accounts

In the realm of humanitarian aid, efficiency and sustainability are paramount. Organizations are constantly seeking innovative solutions to optimize their operations, reduce costs, and minimize their environmental footprint.

One critical aspect that often goes unnoticed is vehicle idling, which not only wastes fuel but also contributes to unnecessary CO₂ emissions. CLS is tackling this issue head-on by introducing advanced technology to combat idling and improve fuel efficiency in humanitarian vehicles.

The Idling Challenge in Humanitarian Operations

Driving Idling duration chart
VTS automatically detect idling motor engines in order to take actions to reduce it progressively with Drivers

Vehicle idling, the practice of leaving an engine running while the vehicle is stationary, is a prevalent issue in various industries, including humanitarian aid.

For humanitarian organizations operating in remote areas with limited resources, every drop of fuel matters. Addressing idling not only reduces costs but also aligns with the global movement towards sustainability and responsible resource management.

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Improving Humanitarian Vehicle Efficiency

CLS Humanav Solutions are offering innovative solutions to combat idling and optimize fuel consumption. The platform employs a combination of cutting-edge technology to automatically detect engine idling and provide real-time insights to fleet managers, thanks to VTS.

  1. Automatic Engine Detection: CLS Humanav’s system is equipped with advanced sensors and algorithms that can detect when a vehicle’s engine is idling. Whether it’s during a brief stop or an extended pause, the system can differentiate between necessary stops and wasteful idling instances.
  2. Real-time Alerts and Notifications: When the system identifies idling, it sends alerts to the fleet managers (on the platform, by texts or email). This enables prompt action to be taken to prevent further fuel wastage. For instance, drivers can be notified to turn off their engines during extended stops.
    Real-time Alerts and Notifications screen
  3. Monthly Performance Reports: The system generates comprehensive monthly reports that highlight each vehicle’s idling duration, frequency, and associated fuel consumption. This data helps fleet managers identify patterns, assess performance, and take targeted measures to reduce idling across their fleet.
  4. Driver Engagement: The driver can also identify himself on the vehicle with a badge recognition system. This allows us to link the vehicle to the driver and find out exactly who has been doing the most idling, for how long and where. The driver can then be informed during the monthly reports, so that he can change his practices.


In the dynamic landscape of humanitarian aid, efficiency and sustainability are essential pillars that underpin successful operations. By integrating real-time detection, actionable alerts, and comprehensive reporting, our solution empowers fleet managers to make informed decisions and reduce fuel wastage.

As humanitarian organizations strive to enhance their impact and reduce their ecological footprint, Humanav solutions are transforming idling from a challenge into an opportunity for positive change.

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