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Arval and PSA partner for fleet telematics services

Arval and PSA Group are to offer new telematics services covering Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles for Arval Active Link customers.

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Arval Active Access provides fleets with additional possibilities for tracking and optimising PSA fleet vehicles

The new Arval Active Access solution will be offered in all countries where the Arval Active Link telematics solution is offered – including the UK – from the end of this year and will offer additional possibilities for fleets to track and manage their Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles fleet.

The new collaboration will use technical data gathered by PSA Group to offer fleets additional opportunities for optimising vehicles including:

  1. Measurement of vehicle fuel consumption per journey – a particularly useful feature for situations where a vehicle is shared between drivers, for example as part of a car pool or car sharing scheme.
  2. An additional way of countering fuel fraud. Data generated directly by the fuel gauge (via the CAN bus) alerts fleet managers immediately of any suspicious change in tank level and/or any inconsistency relative to the fuel purchasing transaction recorded via the fuel card. This data can then be used as evidence in the event of a dispute.
  3. Real-time maintenance and fault alerts. Arval Active Access will provide real-time transmission of alerts generated by vehicle control systems. Customers can choose which alerts they wish to receive on the basis of their own needs.

“This collaboration with PSA Group gives us the opportunity to offer our customers an enriched Arval Active Link offer, enhanced with new possibilities in terms of fleet optimisation,” said Arval chief digital officer Angela Montacute. “We will be paying close attention to any opportunity to extend this collaboration for the benefit of our customers. It definitely represents the future for manufacturer/leasing company relationships”.

“The accuracy of data generated by our on-board calculators will enable Arval to enhance its offer, and deliver even more value to customers looking to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership of the vehicles they operate,” said Brigitte Courtehoux, director of connected services and new mobility at PSA Group.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.