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Telematics partnership for UK fleet management
Geotab has partnered with O2 to add further fleet management and tracking capability including driver monitoring for commercial fleets in the UK.
Geotab has launched its OBD fleet management system with O2 in the UK. O2 is adding two new GPS fleet management and vehicle tracking systems to its Fleet Telematics portfolio based on Geotab’s product: the O2 Track and Go and O2 Smart Tracking, which will help companies reduce operational costs, enable real time remote vehicle monitoring and monitor driver behaviour.
The products, which include Geotab’s plug-and-play device, offer real time fleet management and the ability to develop a number of alerts, notifications and review vehicle trip and activity reports. Advanced features also include on-board diagnostics through engine indicators to provide feedback, such as engine failures, or an in-depth engine fault code diagnosis; detect accidents and retrace potential causes of the accident; and allow add-ons such as a navigational device, NFC driver ID key, sensors and more.
“Telematics is now a must-have for all organisations looking for the most accurate data about their business vehicles. O2 Track and Go and O2 Smart Tracking can help fleet decision makers achieve significant operating efficiencies,” said David Taylor, Managing Director of Machine to Machine for O2 in the UK. “Through our partnership with Geotab, we’re looking forward to expanding our existing relationships with fleets, leasing and rental companies to embrace fleet management.”
“Fleet, rental and leasing companies need reliable and secure fleet management systems that are easy to install, manage and switch out as the fleet is changing rapidly,” said CEO Neil Cawse of Geotab. “We are excited to be selected to support O2’s telematics in the UK and look forward to helping to serve O2’s fleet customers,” Cawse continued.
The technology will be used by a wide and diverse array of fleets to improve productivity, road safety and ecological efficiency, in addition to optimising fleet performance to reduce fuel costs. Fleet managers will gain more intelligence across multiple vehicles giving them the data and insights needed to make more informed business decisions in real-time. Furthermore, drivers will have more insight over their individual vehicles.
O2 Track and Go and O2 Smart Tracking use Geotab’s GO7 device and the MyGeotab platform, which can be quickly and easily installed into a vehicle’s on board diagnostics (OBD-II) port. This also means it can be easily removed when a vehicle is taken out of the fleet and instantly becomes ready to install in a new vehicle. Geotab’s OBD-II devices have been deployed in more than 450,000 vehicles so far.