Following a six-month pilot, Kwik Fit has introduced technology from Telogis, which has its UK offices in Bracknell. Telogis provides a software platform that covers fleet management, telematics and mobile resource management, all hosted in the cloud, on a Software-as-a Service (SaaS) basis.
Phase one of the implementation programme focuses on using data recorded by the in-vehicle technology to influence driver behaviour and reduce fleet operating costs.
Additionally, later this year, Kwik Fit expects to launch its Mobile Control Centre Application which, when integrated with the Telogis telematics technology, will further aid mobile van route optimisation and identify increased opportunities to accommodate tyre repair and replacement work at short notice thus further improving customer service.
In phase one of the implementation, data recorded by the in-vehicle telemetry units monitors driver behaviour characteristics including acceleration and braking patterns, speeding and vehicle usage, fuel economy, vehicle idling and CO2 emissions; while real-time vehicle tracking enables driver/vehicle location to be monitored.
Commenting on the telematics partnership, Sergio Barata, general manager EMEA at Telogis, said: ‘The power and versatility of in-cab and handheld devices coupled with the ubiquity of fast internet connectivity means that organisations are now able to harness enterprise-grade solutions for managing their mobile resources for a fraction of the overhead previously required.
‘For forward-thinking companies like Kwik Fit, adopting a single platform for all their connected vehicle services and layering in their own proprietary customer specific data makes perfect business sense in helping them to provide an excellent service to customers, while optimising resources and managing costs.’