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New solution launched to make mileage claims miles easier

A new service that allows drivers to download business vs personal miles directly from the car and straight into their expense form has been launched. 

Smartdriverclub

The Smartdriverclub solution also includes warnings of any emerging problems in the car

The ‘Business Miles’ solution is one of a number of features from the Smartdriverclub connected car service, intended to save drivers time and money.

The solution uses a simple plug-in device behind the steering column and costs £6.60 per month.

Safety features include crash alerts which can speed up the response of emergency services, breakdown recovery support and warnings of any emerging problems in the car. All the drivers’ information and services are viewable via a secure online portal or the Smartdriverclub app called Viewpoint.

Business Miles allows drivers to tag journeys as Business or Personal, and even to set business hours into the app to ensure automatic tagging of any miles driven. This results in an accurate and full report of all miles driven for business, which can be loaded directly into an expenses claim. The tracking feature also enables the driver to provide ‘evidence of trip’ to validate any claims.

Penny Searles, CEO of Smartdriverclub, said: “Business Miles cuts the time it can take to complete expenses forms, improves the accuracy so that drivers don’t miss out and guarantees all information necessary for HMRC is provided in full.  This is the first in a number of enhancements we are making to give drivers much greater control over their car costs and their safety through connectivity.”

Other features include a My Mechanic that alerts drivers if a car problem crops up, suggests what they can do about it and finds a local dealer they can talk to, plus stolen car tracking, breakdown help and a smart driving history that helps them manage fuel use.

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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.