Europcar Mobility Group is expanding its partnership with Telefónica and Geotab, in order to complete its objective of progressively deploying its Connected Cars program.
Through this partnership, Geotab and Telefónica will provide the Europcar with seamless access to engine data, driving behavior, and GPS location including insights into distances traveled, mileage, speed, acceleration, fuel level, accident detection, etc. As a key component of Europcar’s Connected Cars program, this data will be processed to help improve customer experience and optimize business applications and internal processes such as fleet inventory management, vehicle delivery and collection, vehicle maintenance, vehicle return, and more.
Over 20 million connected devices are part of the growing Telefónica IoT connectivity Kite Platform. Telefónica provides managed connectivity services across the world with best in class service levels underpinned by a team of dedicated experts working around the clock.
"As a leading mobility service company, Europcar Mobility Group sees technology as a strong enabler of both operational excellence and value creation. We chose Telefonica and Geotab for their agile, serviceoriented solutions, their cutting-edge mobility and fleet management technologies as well as their international coverage," Olivier Baldassari, chief countries and operations officer of Europcar Mobility Group said in a statement.
Europcar already had 44,000 connected cars in 2019 and aims to connect all of its fleet by 2023, as part of its “Connect” roadmap.
Originally posted on Auto Rental News