Webfleet Collaborates with Ford to Offer Integrated Telematics Solution Via OEM.connect Programme
- OEM.connect enables Ford vehicles to connect with Webfleet’s software-as-a-service platform without the need for hardware installation
- Businesses that use Ford cars and vans and Webfleet can use in-depth telematics data to improve their fleet operations
- The integrated solution makes it faster, easier and cheaper for fleet managers to utilise telematics technology
Webfleet, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, is happy to announce that Ford has joined its OEM.connect partner programme. Ford passenger cars and vans with line fitted connectivity are ready to connect with the Webfleet service platform, eliminating the need for after-market hardware installations. This integrated solution makes it faster, easier and cheaper for fleet managers to utilise telematics technology.
With OEM.connect, Ford vehicles can transmit vehicle data directly to Webfleet, the award-winning fleet management solution. All that is needed to connect the vehicles is the vehicle identification number (VIN). Webfleet uses this valuable OEM data to provide clear, actionable insights that support fleet managers to maximise fleet performance, reduce operating costs and encourage green and safe driving while assuring data security with an ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified service.
“We are happy to welcome Ford to our OEM.connect programme and offer an integrated telematics solution to our joint customers,” says Taco van der Leij, Vice President of Webfleet Europe. “This cooperation underlines how important telematics data is for fleets and how pooling expertise will accelerate and improve the application of this technology”.
With OEM.connect, Ford passenger car and van customers can access the standard Webfleet applications, including fleet performance reporting, trip data, GPS tracking and fuel consumption, helping to streamline their operations. Instant notifications around vehicle diagnostics, such as tyre pressure warnings, mean the fleet’s health status can be monitored in real time, enabling fleet managers to keep their drivers safe and minimise vehicle downtime. All vehicle data is displayed in the Webfleet interface and can also be accessed from anywhere via the Webfleet mobile app.
OEM.connect for Ford vehicles is available to order now in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. The programme will be made available in more countries and regions in future.
For more information around OEM.connect, please visit: https://youtu.be/mYHUrRf3J0c
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