Renault Trucks is first LCV OEM to launch telematics - Vantelligence
By Mark Salisbury
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:21
Renault Trucks has announced the launch of the first LCV OEM telematics system – ‘Renault Trucks Vantelligence, powered by Verilocation’, a new, turn-key fleet management programme, specifically designed to provide operators with the same levels of data and fleet performance for LCV vehicles as HGVs.
‘Renault Trucks Vantelligence’ is a completely modular system suitable for any Renault Trucks Master Euro-6 and helps to control a fleet’s day-to-day operations and reduce operating costs. The new system can monitor LCV driver behaviour in order to improve safety, fuel efficiency and performance, track vehicles in real-time for improved fleet efficiency, customer service and will monitor environmental performance for eco reporting. In addition it can integrate with existing on-board weigh and camera systems to record and report meaningful data, quickly and effectively.
Commenting on the launch, Grahame Neagus, Head of LCV for Renault Trucks UK and Ireland says: “Using our truck heritage, and our ethos that the LCV is a small truck and not a large van, we are harnessing the knowledge gained from our HGV business and applying it to our LCV range. Integrated through our R&M contracts and tailor-made for the Renault Trucks Master, we have taken our time to carefully ensure our new Vantelligence system is integrated into, and optimised for, the Renault Trucks Master vehicle and engines.”
Grahame continues: “Vans, like trucks, are profit centres and with some LCVs notching up to 40, 50 or even 60k miles per year, fleets could literally save thousands of pounds by monitoring them. For example, by utilising the Vantelligence data you can typically expect a gain in fuel efficiency of up to 9% and as well as promoting better driving through league tables on driver performance. It promotes safer driving too.”
Available in two modules, ‘Vantelligence Control’ for vehicle tracking and mapping and the more integrated ‘Vantelligence Optimum Control’ for vehicle and driver performance, the new telematics system comes with a host of upgrades and a tailored suite of functionality that can be specified to a fleet’s particular application, capturing both driver and asset information including ancillary data such as temperature control and PTO activity.
As Grahame says: “Our LCV telematics solution helps to optimise every journey, improve customer service, driver performance, safety and fuel efficiency, which all helps an operator to become leaner, greener and more cost-effective.”
Grahame goes on to say, “As well as providing information on the LCV, the reports can integrate with the whole asset, including any cranes or fridges, reporting back on the vehicle as a whole, giving operators instant access to the information and providing data to better harness the overall performance of the fleet.”
Grahame concludes: “Appealing to the fleet sector and, in tune with our truck offering, we think the launch of Renault Trucks Vantelligence system is a very exciting addition to our proposition and a key market differentiator that leads the way in integrated telematics solutions tailored to LCV fleets.”