Vauxhall partners with Masternaut to offer pre-installed tracking for vans23 May 2017
As of May 2017, businesses can purchase Vauxhall vans with Masternaut’s telematics devices pre-installed, eliminating deployment time, hassle, and cost. These vehicles are then managed via Masternaut Connect, which helps customers realise substantial gains in safety, savings, service excellence, and sustainability.
Industry analysts estimate that over 10 million commercial vehicles in Europe will be managed with telematics by 2020, representing growth of 20% per year. Part of this growth will come from reducing hurdles to deployment, which include taking productive vehicles off the road and incurring separate installation charges.
The CEO of Masternaut, Dhruv Parekh, says that pre-installed telematics is a game changer: “Despite its proven benefits, telematics is still only installed in a tenth of European commercial vehicles. We are proud to partner exclusively with Vauxhall to bring Masternaut’s leading technology to market in a simple and efficient way.”
Vauxhall, as part of GM, is the second OEM to partner with Masternaut, following PSA Group’s Peugeot, Citroën and DS. While Vauxhall uses its own technology for cars, it sought a partner to serve light commercial vehicles.
Masternaut’s new Connect platform offers customers real-time visibility of vehicle locations and journeys, and they also receive smart reports on driver behaviour, timesheets, vehicle utilisation, and routes. Customers can add an in-cab driving coach that provides immediate feedback and has been shown to reduce speeding by up to 70%.
Masternaut recently conducted research across 10,000 vehicles in its customer base. It found that its technology lowered fuel consumption by 220 litres per vehicle and total fleet running costs by £660 per vehicle annually. In addition, smart reports and in-cab coaching help drivers to significantly reduce harsh driving events and speeding, keeping them safe on the roads.
Vauxhall Motors Ltd
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