By John Simpson 23 April 2012
Larry Smith, Managing Director of Towergate Insurance Motor, said the collaboration would bolster their Fleetcare+ product which provides support and consultancy so businesses can use telematics data to reduce risk.
“TomTom’s solutions provide easy tools for our customers to manage risk through advanced technology,” he commented.
“This complements our Towergate Fleetcare+ product to help deliver tailored solutions to reduce risk and insurance premiums.”
TomTom provides clear benchmarking information for managers, using its Optidrive Indicator, while Active Driver Feedback enables mobile workers to correct their behaviour while they drive, warning them of speeding and excessive steering or braking via their satnav devices.
Giles Margerison [pictured], Director of TomTom Business Solutions for UK & Ireland, said their technology promotes safer and more efficient driving techniques by allowing businesses to monitor driver performance retrospectively and in real time.
He said: “When businesses use this technology in conjunction with driver training they are able to establish sustainable driver improvement programmes for their fleet, targeting training where it is most needed.”
Mr Smith concluded: “Telematics is the future of commercial motor insurance in the UK, reducing operating costs such as fuel usage, vehicle maintenance – and now insurance premiums.”
Also in related TomTom Business Solutions news, online fleet management application Webfleet now includes a new dispatch feature based on shortest travel time that will help businesses respond more rapidly to customers and deliver higher service standards by providing an accurate arrival time.
“This is an exciting development that gives companies a time-accurate planning option to help improve response times and standards of service,” said Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of TomTom Business Solutions.
“With our travel time based planning customers can be reached quicker than with traditional dispatching based on shortest distance.
“Businesses can inform customers of ETAs at the touch of a button, rather than keeping them waiting or being left in the dark over when to expect the arrival of a service engineer, sales representative or delivery.”
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