- New telematics system available from February 2015
- Can be fitted to almost any vehicle, benefiting mixed vehicle fleets
- Provides real-time data to reduce fuel costs, monitor driver behaviour and increase productivity
- Includes ‘Driverline’ concierge service, which proactively contacts the customer to book maintenance service and manage vehicle downtime
- Partnership between Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Finance and the RAC
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. Engineered to operate on fleets of any size, the service provides an efficient method for managing vehicle running costs, increasing efficiency and proactively reducing fleet downtime.
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.
Developed to be compatible with almost any vehicle in the market, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles telematics offering enables mixed vehicle fleet customers to manage their entire fleet through one system; without the need for additional software or hardware costs.
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.
‘Our telematics system is a comprehensive solution, which can help companies to reduce fuel costs, extend the life span of parts and components, and optimise vehicle efficiency. It’s been designed to offer the level of quality and technical innovation that our customers expect from Volkswagen. It is much more than just a method for tracking driver behaviour and vehicle locations.’
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.
- Location tracking
- Driver behaviour
- Vehicle diagnostics
- Fuel and CO2 monitoring
- ‘Driverline’ concierge service
For full details of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle telematics system, go to www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk or visit your local Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Van Centre.
Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, which is in turn 100% owned by Volkswagen AG the global vehicle manufacturer. The UK head office of Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd is in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Ltd comprises Volkswagen Financial Services, Volkswagen Insurance Services, Volkswagen Group Leasing and Volkswagen Bank.