The deal is part of Arriva’s strategy to cut emissions and boost fuel performance: it expects the telematics implementation to result in a 6% drop in fuel consumption and a cut in CO2 emissions of up to 72,000 tonnes per year.
The Webfleet telematics solution will provide Arriva drivers with real-time feedback on braking, acceleration and idling, and the data will be used for driver coaching.
Jo Humphries, Arriva Group transformation director, says: “Every second of every journey, our 32,000 drivers have to make the right decisions to take passengers safely from pick-up to destination. When supported by regular coaching and training, our drivers will be equipped to drive the best they can.
“In doing so, they can provide even safer and more comfortable journeys for passengers and reduce fuel usage to deliver substantive reductions in CO2 emissions.”
The technology will be installed on Arriva buses in Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK.
Arriva businesses in Denmark, Portugal, Serbia and Sweden already deploy telematics on their buses.