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TomTom expands fleet management technology for mobile hardware applications

The move to grant access to the Bluetooth channel on its in-vehicle LINK device will enable new applications, such as tyre pressure sensors and temperature control units, and is intended to help companies manage their mobile operations more efficiently.

‘Our fleet management solutions already integrate seamlessly with hundreds of office systems but now we intend to expand our integration possibilities in the field,’ said Thomas Schmidt, TomTom Business Solutions’ managing director.

‘Companies can integrate devices for electronic signature capture and barcode scanning to provide immediate proof of delivery to head office, for example, or mobile printers for the production of customer invoices and receipts. TomTom is focused on creating proven in-vehicle and mobile solutions designed to reflect the ever-evolving requirements of the market.’

TomTom will expand the range of available solutions by inviting developers to join its partner network to offer solutions that integrate seamlessly with TomTom’s fleet management service and will offer reliability and ease of implementation.

TomTom’s open API on both its hardware and software enables technology partners to develop seamless integrated applications. LINK.connect permits data exchange with the in-vehicle tracking device, while WEBFLEET.connect allows data to be transferred to office applications.

Information from mobile devices can be enriched by comprehensive data generated from TomTom fleet management technology. This allows companies to link details, including time, location, vehicle and driver ID, to specific actions such as signature capture.

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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.