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Masternaut ties up with Ford on fully connected fleet management

Masternaut is to provide fleet operators with comprehensive new data services under a Europe-wide deal with Ford.

Masternaut has collaborated with Ford to define the data that will help its fleet owners address their key needs, including cutting costs

The deal will enable all commercial customers operating Ford vehicles fitted with FordPass Connect modems to access fully connected fleet management services.

The FordPass Connect modem technology is featured on all of the core EU model line-up and enables real-time data to be transferred from Ford vehicles into the Masternaut Fleet Management platform to provide full insight on fleet operations.

Benefits range from controlling fleet costs and boosting productivity to improving safety and security.

The data agreement covers vehicles operating in 20 European markets – including the UK and France – and covers all Ford models with FordPass Connect modems.

Gilson Santiago, CEO at Masternaut, said: “At Masternaut, we want to seize this opportunity and partner with leading OEMs, such as Ford, to continue to move forward in providing a customer focused solution. This will enable customers to access our leading fleet management services and solutions as soon as they take delivery of their vehicles.”

Ford said the tie-up with Masternaut would widen the range of choices available to customers for optimising their fleet performance.

Dave Phatak, director of Ford Commercial Solutions Europe, outlined: “We recognise that our fleet and commercial vehicle customers have differing needs and it is important that we provide customers with the power of choice to decide how best to make connectivity work for them.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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