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O2 partners with Geotab for fleet plug and play telematics

The O2 Track and Go and O2 Smart Tracking have been developed to help companies reduce operational costs, enable real time remote vehicle monitoring and monitor driver behaviour, and see Geotab’s specialism in technology and comprehensive motor manufacturer database combined with Telefónica’s experience in telematics. 

The two new products offer two different levels of vehicle tracking, enabling rental and leasing company fleet managers to choose the level of data they wish to see to control their fleets. 

O2 Track and Go gives fleet managers the ability to track the location of the vehicle, both historically and in real time, as well as get live updates in case of an engine fault or if the vehicle has been involved in an accident. 

O2 Smart Tracking provides all the capability provided in O2 Track and Go as well as allowing fleet managers to instantly see other information such as the driving style of the driver, seat belt engagement and car mileage. They can also track the vehicle’s fuel and oil levels, tyre condition and battery status. Fleet managers will also be able to see and understand engine diagnostic codes thanks to Geotab’s comprehensive vehicle diagnostic code database. 

Both solutions use a discreet device, produced by Geotab, which can be quickly and easily installed into a vehicle’s on board diagnostics (OBD-II) port, either overtly or covertly. This also means it can be easily removed when a vehicle is de-fleeted and instantly becomes ready to install in a new vehicle.

“Telematics is now a must-have for all organisations looking for the most accurate data about their business vehicles. Drive from O2 will help fleet decision makers achieve significant operating efficiencies,” said David Taylor, managing director of machine to machine for O2 in the UK. “Through our partnership with Geotab we’re looking forward to expanding our existing relationships with fleets, leasing and rental companies to embrace fleet management.” 

“Rental and leasing companies need reliable and secure fleet management solutions that are easy to install, manage and switch out as the fleet is changing rapidly,” added Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab. “We are excited and honoured to be selected to support O2’s telematics offering in the UK and look forward to help serve O2’s fleet customers with the most sophisticated end-to-end fleet management solution available.” 

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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.