Geotab launches integrated telematics collaboration with Renault to provide turnkey connectivity for fleet managers
Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation solutions, today announced its collaboration with Renault to combine its vehicles’ telematics capabilities with the MyGeotab fleet management platform. This will provide a single point of access for fleet operators to make informed decisions and provide connectivity solutions to fleets of any size. Customers can select from Renault models built in 2010 or later and get a factory-fitted or retrofitted telematics solution for vehicles in the field.
As a result, users benefit from first-hand, high-quality OEM data – aggregated in the powerful, vendor-neutral MyGeotab platform – to manage their entire fleet. The new telematics solution is available immediately in 21 European countries, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK and Ireland*. Renault’s connectivity capabilities can be activated via remote and contactless access.
Customers can therefore selectively record brand-specific data points, including unique Electric Vehicle (EV) data. The combination of Renault’s high-quality data and the power of the Geotab platform offers fleet operators a turnkey connectivity solution. Fleet managers can benefit from data and analytics insights related to productivity, compliance, efficiency, optimisation and driver safety.
Additionally, data can contribute to sustainability efforts. For example, fleet operators can access data to help optimise its routes, increase fuel efficiency and minimise idling times. The platform automatically processes the data sets into useful information while providing fleet managers with the insights needed to bring a real understanding to their fleet performance.
Use of the MyGeotab platform is generally available to all Renault car and van operators. These include transport and logistics, construction, courier and delivery, food and beverage, fleet, leasing and rental companies. On top of that, the open MyGeotab platform offers optimal conditions for managing mixed fleets of any size.
Christoph Ludewig, Vice President OEM Europe at Geotab states:
“Future mobility will be data-driven. The electrification of fleets will reinforce this trend and pre-installed telematics will become state of the art. We are pleased to have found a partner in Renault who has also recognised this trend and with whom we can continue to drive innovation and sustainability in transport.
The ability to handle mixed fleets is essential as we transition to an Electric Vehicle future.
We will see the co-existence of Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) and EV technology for many years to come, so we need a telematic solution that is suited to handling both seamlessly, across one platform.”
The combined solution in cooperation with the OEM offers fleet operators further advantages: Access to rich, proprietary data: OEM-specific vehicle information is recorded seamlessly; No vehicle downtime: Since no hardware installation is required, activation can occur during regular vehicle operation; Vehicle compatibility: Renault’s hardware is integrated in the vehicle and tested on the listed models; Future proof: Renault’s connectivity capabilities help ensure that customers will continue to receive all relevant data points in the future; Extensible: Users can access a wide range of third-party software that offers special extensions via the Geotab Marketplace.
*This integrated solution is now available for the following markets: France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.