VW launch smart telematics service for fleet managers

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 09:06
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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launches smart telematics service

Can be fitted to almost any vehicle and costs just £12.50 per month (ex VAT)

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a smart, cost-effective telematics service which aims to make life a little easier for fleet customers across the UK.

The service, which is a partnership between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Finance and the RAC, also provides businesses with real-time data and reporting through an easy-to-access customisable portal, helping fleets to manage fuel costs and improve vehicle efficiency. The bespoke Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle telematics portal is accessible via laptop, tablet or smartphone.

As part of the cost-effective fleet management service, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle’s telematics provision includes a ‘Driverline’ concierge service which enables proactive customer contact to book in service and maintenance requirements at a local Van Centre.

Other key product benefits include collision detection, fuel and CO2 monitoring, service alerts, service scheduling and geo-fencing.

Kevin Rendell, head of service and parts at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK, commented: “Running a cost-effective fleet is crucial to maintaining a profitable business, which is why more and more companies are investing in telematics to help manage their fleets.”

Available through the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Van Centre network from February 2015, the units are offered on a low cost monthly contract fee of just £12.50 per month excluding VAT for 36 months.

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