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Minorplanet enters Formula One

TELEMATICS firm Minorplanet has secured a deal that will see it enter the hi-tech world of Formula One racing. In a deal with Jaguar Racing, Minorplanet is to install its Vehicle Management Information (VMI) system across a fleet of five 'Formula One' service vans, comprising two Ford Transits, a Transit Connect and two courier vans.

Jaguar Racing transport manager Ed Porter, said: 'We believe that the Minorplanet system will help us streamline our business.

'We began by looking at our scheduling system and instantly recognised that it could be improved. We felt that the Minorplanet version did what we required, while giving us the additional advantages of giving us greater control over the fleet through the satellite tracking.

'Our vans can literally carry a stripped down F1 car, with parts costing over £1m. If we have a race meeting, test run or simply need to move parts around, I will feel happier knowing that the vehicles can be tracked if they are stolen,' added Porter.

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