DemoCamp27 Demo Line-up Announced - Includes Preteckt

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Preteckt's Rory Woods, Lead Data Scientist, will be performing a live demo of our predictive maintenance technology at Software Hamilton's DemoCamp27, Saturday, October 14th.

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Preteckt Co-Founder speaks on PatternML podcast about building a machine learning company

Posted on October 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Listen to Preteckt COO & Co-Founder, Sasha Kucharczyk on Neil_Batlivala's PatternML (MachineLearning) podcast discuss and reflect on creating a true machine learning company.

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Plug and Play Q4 Winter Startups - Plug and Play Tech Center – Startup Innovation Platform

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform that connect startups to corporations, and invest in over 100 companies every year. Preteckt is honored to be listed in its Q4 Winter Startups under the Mobility Batch 3 category.

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Preteckt mentioned in Forbes Magazine

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM

"A 500 event earlier this year also led GM to work with..... That session also brought Preteckt to its attention. Using sensors on commercial trucks, the Memphis-based company uses cloud-based analysis and machine learning to provide vehicle “prognostics” (rather than diagnostics) – early warnings of components determined to be at risk of failure days before a breakdown."

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Tech Toolbox | Predictive Maintenance

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM

When a truck throws a fault code, it’s too late. The code only displays when there’s a problem that needs to be fixed, but today’s technology is marching slowly toward the kind of sophistication that can alert drivers and fleets to a problem before it’s ever actually an issue.

Ozark Motor Lines’ predominantly Freightliner fleet uses the OEM-standard Virtual Technician. The fleet also has partnered with tech startup PreTeckt to develop a prognostics platform capable of sending alerts before a fault occurs.

"I’ve always fussed and said ‘I don’t need 15 different systems on my truck,’ but [PreTeckt is] looking to try and tell you ahead of time that the light’s fixing to come on, that something’s happening inside that’s going to trip it so we can plan ahead of time," says Glen McDonald, Ozark’s director of maintenance.

PreTeckt connects to the truck’s diagnostics port and automatically configures the truck to the network. Dewey Bishop, Ozark’s technician trainer, says the company currently is testing the platform on 30 of the carrier’s units and that he communicates with PreTeckt every few weeks as the group works to refine the system. “It looks really promising,” Bishop says.

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Preteckt first on the list in Techcrunch Magazine's favorite startups from 500 Startups’ 20th class

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Thirty percent of the annual profit made by trucking companies is lost to sporadic breakdowns. Pretectk is designing hardware to give operators eyes into the operation of their vehicles. The thesis ist taht by combining data with smart analytics, breakdowns can become more predictable and preemptive action can be taken to prevent downtime./

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Tennessee can create healthier climate for startups

Posted on June 18, 2016

We discovered that when we moved about 975 miles to Memphis last year to grow our startup, Preteckt Inc., with the goal of creating a technology that would change the transportation industry.

It has required some acculturation, but we’ve adapted to our adopted hometown, where we now build our combined hardware-and-software system, which accesses more than 6,000 distinct sensors on a truck and uploads the data for analysis. That "big data for big rigs" enables logistics managers to optimize their maintenance procedures, keep their trucks on the road and lower their operating costs.

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Preteckt Is Disrupting Vehicle Maintenance via Machine Learning [Interview]

Posted on May 16, 2016

This is part of a series on machine intelligence companies. We’ve interviewed Beagle, Mariana, and Beyond Verbal. Now we’re turning our attention to Preteckt, which is applying machine learning to maintaining trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles.

Few things are more frustrating than a vehicle breakdown. They’re unexpected, impede our ability to go about our lives, and can end up costing more than most of us would like to pay.

And that’s when you only have to worry about one vehicle. Now imagine running a business whose success depends on your ability to keep a whole fleet of them on the road as much as possible.

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Logistics startup raises big bucks for software development

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

Preteckt, a graduate of the 2014 cohort of Seed Hatchery, raised $300,000 to further develop its technology after securing two significant contracts. Preteckt created a software that monitors all parts of a truck to predict specific part failure up to 30 days in advance. Predicting failures can decrease vehicle downtime by 30 percent.

The company recently finalized contracts for Expediter Services and Trans-Carriers to implement the tracking software into their fleets across the U.S., increasing vehicle uptime by 3.3 percent and increasing profits by more than 35 percent.

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Tech Developments Advance Efficiency in Logistics Industry

Posted on January 30, 2016

Memphis is known as a center for the logistics industry, and technology advances keep things on the move.

Attention for technology trends in distribution often center on the use of drones, but there are other ways companies look for efficiencies in business. The Memphis EPIcenter created a Logistics Innovation Accelerator in 2015 to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into businesses that enhance the distribution industry.

Preteckt is a software solution created by a team of Canadians who came to Memphis to participate in a different accelerator through Start Co. The program ended but they stayed in town to open shop.

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