AMSTERDAM, 26-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TomTom Telematics and BP have joined forces to offer businesses an innovative fuel and driver management solution.
BP FleetMove combines fuel transaction information from BP fuel cards with driver behavior data from the TomTom Telematics Service Platform in one, easy-to-use interface.
This new collaboration uses the ‘plug and play’ TomTom CURFER connected car product, an app working in conjunction with the TomTom LINK 100 dongle, which plugs into the vehicle’s OBD port to wirelessly connect car and smartphone. It is designed to help businesses save time and money by bringing together insights into driver, fuel and vehicle data, allowing easier identification of areas for improvement. An app provides drivers with feedback on their performance behind the wheel and with helpful information, such as the location of fuel stations.
“This is the first time BP and TomTom Telematics have created a partnership to combine different streams of data in this way – the fuel card will register fuel transactions and the telematics device will monitor the vehicle data. Combining these two elements allows BP fuel card customers to save time and reduce operating costs. The new app and fleet manager portal is just the start of what we will be launching in the coming months,” said Koeno Siemons, European Card Marketing & Operations Manager at BP.
Thomas Becher, VP Business Development of TomTom Telematics, added: “We are committed to the ongoing development of our connected car strategy – taking data and creating practical and workable insights for companies.”
“What we are doing with BP is a prime example of this. We have taken advantage of our open platform to create a brand new user interface that provides data to the business owner and driver in a comprehensible and usable format that helps to make their companies more efficient.”
The app and online portal are available now in The Netherlands and Germany. Other regions in Europe where BP fuel cards are available are due to be rolled out later in the year.
About TomTom Telematics
TomTom Telematics is a Business Unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet management, vehicle telematics and connected car services. WEBFLEET is a Software-as-a-Service solution, used by small to large businesses to improve vehicle performance, save fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency. In addition, TomTom Telematics provides services for the insurance, rental and leasing industries, car importers and companies that address businesses as well as consumers.
TomTom Telematics is one of the world’s leading telematics solution providers with more than 720,000 subscriptions worldwide. The company services drivers in more than 60 countries, giving them the industry’s strongest local support network and widest range of sector-specific third party applications and integrations. More than 47,000 customers benefit every day from the high standards of confidentiality, integrity and availability of our ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified service, re-audited in November 2016.
For further information, please visit tomtom.com/telematics
BP is a global energy company with wide reach across the world’s energy system. BP has been based in the UK for over 100 years and continues to invest in its businesses so that it can provide the energy the country needs.
In the UK, BP’s Fuel Cards provide over 40,000 customers with competitive pricing, an extensive network, enhanced security and easy control of fleet admin and management information.
SOURCE: BP p.l.c.