Following the breakthrough success of Tracker and TomTom’s first collaboration in 2010 which resulted in the launch of South Africa’s first commercial navigational device to offer live traffic information, a second collaboration has now been launched directed at fleet management for the South African market.
This has resulted in a new product offering called Tracker Fleet, powered by TomTom and sourced out of TomTom Business Solutions’ award winning technology. TomTom Business Solutions is a leading provider of fleet management solutions and is recognized as the fastest growing Telematics Service Provider (TSP) for commercial fleets in Europe.
The collaboration allows Tracker to broaden its philosophy of offering sustainable mobility solutions to both individual motorists and fleets alike. Tracker Fleet, powered by TomTom, is claimed to offers numerous benefits to fleet customers, including several firsts for the South African market:
Professional Navigation on the TomTom PRO devices helps keep drivers safe and reduces business mileage. Additional features such as IQ Routes, hands-free calling, Help-Me menu and access to live services offer additional value.
Traffic Avoidance helps drivers to avoid traffic congestion, enabling them to arrive on time and be more productive. HD Traffic, South Africa’s best traffic information, is brought to business fleets for the first time.
Vehicle tracking shows businesses how and when vehicles are used. This information can then be utilized to optimize processes and improve efficiencies.
Job dispatch allows for dynamic workflow and efficient communication to keep customers informed at all times.
Time management takes the burden out of the ‘˜on the road’ administration.
Driver training and road safety can be significantly enhanced by fleet managers monitoring driver reports and offering interventions and training sessions when the need arises , pertaining to issues such as speeding, harsh-breaking etc.
Management reporting gives managers real-time and historic information in clear dashboards or detailed reports in order to make profitable decisions.
Initially focused on Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR), the Tracker of today has evolved into a highly sophisticated technological company offering a range of mobility solutions. Key to Tracker’s success has been the many symbiotic relationships it has established with the likes of the SAPS – with whom Tracker has a formal partnership – the insurance industry, vehicle manufacturers and dealerships, technology companies and finance institutions.