Geotab and O2 launch Plug-and-Play telematics solution in UK
Published on July 23, 2015
O2 partners with Geotab to Create O2 Track and Go and O2 Smart Tracking to provide after-market telematics solutions
Toronto, Ontario – July 23, 2015 – Geotab, today announced that it has launched its OBD fleet management solution with O2 in the UK. O2 is adding two new GPS fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions to their Fleet Telematics portfolio based on Geotab’s solution: 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 solutions which is ideal for rental and leasing companies, 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 cause 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 solutions that are easy to install, manage and switch out as the fleet is changing rapidly,” said CEO Neil Cawse, Geotab. “We are excited and honored to be selected to support O2’s telematics offering in the UK and look forward to help serve O2’s fleet customers with our end-to-end fleet management solution,” Cawse continued. The technology will serve verticals such as car rental, leasing, courier, beverages and utility fleets to improve their on-road productivity, on-road safety, and ecological efficiency, in addition to optimizing 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, either overtly or covertly. This also means it can be easily removed when a vehicle is de-fleeted and instantly becomes ready to install in a new vehicle. Geotab’s OBD-II devices have been deployed in more than 450,000 vehicles.
To find out more about Drive from O2, visit www.o2.co.uk/m2m
O2 is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited and is a leading digital communications company with the highest customer satisfaction for any UK mobile provider according to Ofcom. With over 24 million customers, O2 runs 2G, 3G and 4G networks across the UK, as well as operating O2 Wifi and owning half of Tesco Mobile. O2 has over 450 retail stores and sponsors The O2, O2 Academy venues and the England rugby team. Read more about O2 at www.o2.co.uk/news.
Telefónica UK Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registration number: 1743099. Its registered office is at: 260 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4DX, United Kingdom.
To find out more about Drive from O2, visit ww.o2.co.uk/m2m
Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. Geotab’s products are represented and sold worldwide through Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn.
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