DL4B claims that the App, which is free to download, could help fleets save up to 15% on van insurance costs by tracking a vehicle over 300 miles. Once 300 miles are logged, users will be provided with a driving score out of 100 (with 100 being the safest) and a promotion code to redeem the discount via telephone or the DL4B website.
The DrivePlus Van App allows users to untag journeys that are not applicable (e.g. has been passenger in another car, on train, bus etc.), and records journey time, distance travelled and driving score which enables the user to effectively monitor their journey. It will also indicate what the journey events were that impacted the overall score.
Commenting on the launch of the App, Jasvinder Gakhal at DL4B, said: ‘Telematics has been used for a number of years by fleet managers in order to track their vehicles and optimise productivity. Here at Direct Line for Business we’re bringing that technology to owners of single vans in an easy to use App.
‘With capital still stretched for many small businesses, owners of commercial vans are understandably concerned about the cost and risks of operating their vehicle. Telematics encourages responsible driving and through our App this can earn drivers a significant discount on their van insurance.’
The DrivePlus App is available to download from the App and Google Play stores:
Apple App store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/driveplus/id791578369