Telefonica has also expanded its partnership with Geotab where the operator will now use Geotab's GO7 module and MyGeotab software for its fleet management products. These products will provide fleet owners with real-time engine data and other information, enabling them to maximize efficiency and productivity.
Leveraging the partnership, European vehicle leasing provider, Sixt Leasing will provide drivers in Germany with a one-click way to log every trip as personal or business for taxation purpose. Sixt Leasing’s new smartphone app will automatically prompt drivers at the end of each trip to categorize it as work or personal and via Telefonica's M2M connectivity this information is compiled and stored in the cloud, which then made available to drivers at the end of each year so they have an accurate record at tax time.
According to Geotab, managers and executives in Germany typically waste dozens of hours a year manually logging the time they spend driving leased vehicles so they qualify for an income tax rebate of €1.500 or more.
Timo von Lepel, Director B2B at Telefonica Germany
Informative decision-making in telematics is necessary for operational success, and with access to real time data, comprehensive reporting and robust diagnostics, users of Telefónica Germany will achieve new efficiencies in fleet management.
Neil Cawse, Geotab CEO
We are proud that in our partnership with Telefónica Germany, our end-to-end fleet management solutions will allow users to reap the valuable benefits of functionality and quality.