ALD Automotive has announced the results of their latest YouGov survey, which reveals that over one third of UK businesses employing over 500 staff have introduced telematics technology within their fleet to reduce costs and mitigate risks associated with running their business vehicles. Over 37% of those surveyed are using telematics now or are currently trialling the technology.
A separate poll conducted by ALD Automotive of 500 UK business drivers also revealed that sixty-percent of drivers would have no issue in having on-board technology that could identify the location of their vehicle; previously considered negatively amongst drivers using telematics.
Both set of results highlight a growing acceptance by UK businesses and drivers of the benefits delivered by telematics in reducing fuel costs, improving driver behaviour and ensuring driver safety.
Commenting on the survey results, Keith Allen, managing director of ALD Automotive UK, said: “As telematics technology has evolved, our customers and companies in general have increasingly begun to recognise the benefits delivered by telematics in helping them better manage the costs and risk associated with their fleet”.
Allen concludes: “What is also very encouraging, is the positive reaction from UK business drivers regarding their use of telematics in recognising the benefits it can deliver both themselves and their employers, such as improved driver behaviour.”