Europcar Mobility Group has announced the rollout of its Connected Vehicles program while strengthening its technological backbone. After gaining Telefonica and Geotab in October 2020, Free2Move joins the program and will help simplify access to data of Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, and DS vehicles – and soon other Stellantis brands.
Through this partnership, Free2Move will provide Europcar Mobility Group with access to vehicle telemetry data such as geolocation, fuel level, mileage, and maintenance alerts in accordance with data protection regulations, according to the company.
As a key component of the Connected Vehicles program, this data will be processed to help improve customer experience and optimize business applications, as well as internal processes such as fleet inventory management, vehicle delivery and collection, vehicle maintenance, and vehicle return.
“I would like to thank Free2Move, a mobility brand of Stellantis, for being the first frontline player of the OEMs ecosystem to join our Connected Vehicles’ program and for giving us the possibility to be directly plugged to their vehicles,” said Olivier Baldassari, Europcar Mobility Group’s chief of countries and operations officer. “This strategic partnership is a key milestone in our roadmap and will allow us to strongly accelerate its implementation, as we no longer need to install and setup aftermarket devices in the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall vehicles, and soon in all Stellantis cars which are part of our fleet.”
“Our ambition is to have 100% of our vehicles connected in 2023,” added Baldassari. “But connectivity is only one side of the coin: what truly matters, in the end, is how we leverage direct access to vehicle data and turn it into an operational excellence and customer value creation driver.”
"Free2Move, as a data service provider, brings not only the best, connected services for our Business Customers to help them reduce their costs, but also offers complementary value-added services for their own clients,” said Brigitte Courtehoux, CEO of Free2Move Brand. “We are happy to support Europcar Mobility Group in the project of having its fleet 100% connected in 2023."
Originally posted on Auto Rental News