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Mercedes-Benz now connected to Webfleet telematics platform

Mercedes-Benz cars and vans can now be used to connect with Webfleet Solutions’ telematics platform, providing a wealth of fleet insights without the need for hardware installation.

The data connection means fleet customers of Mercedes-Benz cars and vans can use in-depth telematics data to improve fleet operations

The carmaker has joined the Webfleet OEM.connect partner programme, meaning that Mercedes-Benz cars and vans with line fitted connectivity can transmit vehicle data directly to Webfleet; all that’s needed is the vehicle identification number (VIN).

The resultant data can be used by fleets to maximise fleet performance, reduce operating costs and encourage green and safe driving. The service is also ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified, helping to assure data security.

“We are happy to partner with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services to further expand our OEM.connect programme and offer an integrated telematics solution to our joint customers,” said Taco van der Leij, vice president Webfleet Solutions Europe.

“With OEM.connect we are unlocking the end-user value of vehicle connectivity to simplify fleet management and reduce costs, with a secure and affordable solution. The cooperation underlines once more the importance of telematics data and their analysis for fleets and how pooling expertise can accelerate the application of this technology.”

Thanks to the data connection, fleets can streamline their operations. Instant notifications around vehicle diagnostics, such as tyre pressure warnings, mean the fleet’s health status can be monitored in real time, enabling fleet managers to keep their drivers safe and minimise vehicle downtime.

All vehicle data is displayed in the Webfleet interface and can also be accessed from anywhere via the WEBFLEET mobile app.

OEM.connect for Mercedes-Benz vehicles is available to order now in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, Poland and the Netherlands. The programme will be made available in more countries and regions in future.

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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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