Telefónica Partners Geotab to Launch M2M Plug-and-Play Fleet Management Solution in Europe

Telefónica Partners Geotab to Launch M2M Plug-and-Play Fleet Management Solution in Europe Image Credit: Geotab

Telefónica has entered into a partnership with Geotab, a leading provider of m2m fleet transport telematics technology. The partnership enables Telefonica to complement its telematic portfolio to cater for large corporations and small and medium sized companies.  The agreement brings Geotab’s leading fleet transport telematics solutions to Europe, with initial markets being Spain, Germany and the UK.

The solution, which includes Geotab’s plug-and-play device, offers real time fleet management and the ability to develop a number of alerts, notifications, and review driver trip and activity reports. Advanced features also include on-board diagnostics through engine indicators to return feedback, such as engine failures, or an in-depth engine fault code diagnosis; detect accidents and retrace cause of the accident; and allow add-ons such as a navigational device, NFC driver ID key, sensors and more. The technology will help businesses improve their on-road productivity, on-road safety, and ecological efficiency, in addition to optimizing fleet performance to reduce fuel costs, said Geotab in a statement.

Geotab claims that its telematics solution have been deployed in over 400,000 vehicles and currently supports 40% of the top ten fleets in North America.

Neil Cawse, CEO of Geotab
We are seeing tremendous growth for fleet management solutions worldwide and the wireless carriers are now becoming an integral component of the fleet telematics and connected machine ecosystem. We are impressed by the Telefonica m2m team and look forward to working together with Telefonica to deliver the most advanced fleet telematics solution in the market.

Surya Mendonça the m2m Managing Director at Telefonica
We’re delighted to partner with Geotab, who through continuous innovation have many of the world’s largest fleets already using their product. This agreement allows Telefónica to provide a best-in-class ‘plug and play’ fleet telematics product in Europe that reinforces our portfolio and gives our m2m customers further access to the strongest solutions. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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