Fleets can now buy Vauxhall vans with pre-installed Masternaut telematics devices in a move intended to eliminate deployment time, hassle, and cost.
The partnership will also see fleets offered vehicle management services via the Masternaut Connect platform, which gives real-time visibility into vehicle locations and journeys along with smart reports on driver behaviour, timesheets, vehicle utilisation, and routes. Customers can add an in-cab driving coach that provides immediate feedback and has been shown to reduce speeding by up to 70%.
Dhruv Parekh, CEO of Masternaut, outlined his view that pre-installed telematics is a game changer: “The telematics industry has witnessed impressive growth in recent years, but many companies still want easier installation. Despite its proven benefits, telematics is still only installed in a 10th of European commercial vehicles. We are proud to partner exclusively with Opel and Vauxhall to bring Masternaut’s leading technology to market in a simple and efficient way.”
The partnership makes Vauxhall the second OEM to partner with Masternaut, following PSA Group’s Peugeot, Citroën and DS.