Prediction of Failures in the Air Pressure System of Scania Trucks Using a Random Forest and Feature Engineering

  • Christopher Gondek
  • Daniel HafnerEmail author
  • Oliver R. Sampson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9897)


This paper demonstrates an approach in data analysis to minimize overall maintenance costs for the air pressure system of Scania trucks. Feature creation on histograms was used. Randomly chosen subsets of attributes were then evaluated to generate an order and a final subset of features. Finally, a Random Forest was applied and fine-tuned. The results clearly show that data analysis in the field is beneficial and improves upon the naive approaches of checking every truck or no truck until failure.


Data mining Feature extraction Dimension reduction Random forest 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Gondek
    • 1
  • Daniel Hafner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Oliver R. Sampson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KonstanzKonstanzGermany

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