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Telefónica Tech, Geotab to connect vehicles in Europe and LatAm

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Vehicle leasing giant ALD Automotive wants to improve safety, and reduce cost and emissions, starting this year.

ALD Automotive aims to connect its vehicles in Europe and Latin America, taking advantage of new IoT technologies and connected cars. It named Telefónica Tech and Geotable as a preferred partner to develop its connected car solution.

Telefónica Tech and Geotab's solution provides access to vehicle data for better fleet management, helping to reduce CO2 emissions and management costs and improve driving safety.

ALD Automotive has a presence in 43 countries and is a the leading provider in Europe. It intends to plans to deploy the solution in Europe and Latin America starting with 12 countries in 2021.

Vehicle telematics

Telefónica Tech and Geotab are partners in the field of connected car and vehicle telematics. They will collaborate to provide ALD Automotive with an end-to-end fleet management solution including device, connectivity, and a telematics platform.

This solution will provide data such as GPS location, accelerometer, and vehicle electronics unit data, with a high compatibility with brands and models. All the data is anonymised, extrapolated and aggregated to protect users’ privacy.

The plan is the solution will enable ALD Automotive remotely to manage vehicle fleets in real time, proactively plan car maintenance operations and improve the experience of drivers and fleet managers.

It should also reduce environmental impact through CO2 emissions tracking and more efficient use of fuel, and contribute to better safety by reducing the accident rate, thanks, among other things, to improved driving habits.

Credentials

Telefónica, recognised as a world leader for the seventh consecutive year by Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IoT services, offers IoT managed connectivity, vertical solutions such as those related to smart mobility, as well as data analytics and AI solutions.

With a presence in Europe and Latin America, Telefónica Tech will support to ALD Automotive in countries where it deploys connected vehicle technology to ensure that queries and incidents issued by local teams are quickly reported and resolved by teams located in the same time zone.

Geotab has been ranked number one commercial telematics company in the world by ABI Research for two years in a row. Geotab equips more than 2.2 million vehicles in more than 130 countries with its fleet management solution, processing more than 40 billion data points every day to help companies improve productivity, safety, efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of their vehicles.