TomTom and Towergate have joined forces with the aim of reducing road risk and lowering fleet insurance premiums for businesses as part of Towergate’s Fleetcare+ product.
Towergate Fleetcare+ provides support and consultancy to help businesses use telematics data to reduce risk.
Larry Smith, managing director of Towergate Insurance Motor, said: “TomTom’s solutions provide easy tools for our customers to manage risk through advanced technology.
“This complements our Towergate Fleetcare+ product to help deliver tailored solutions to reduce risk and insurance premiums.”
TomTom provides clear benchmarking information for managers, using its Optidrive Indicator, while Active Driver Feedback enables mobile workers to correct their behaviour while they drive, warning them of speeding and excessive steering or braking via their satnav devices.
“TomTom technology promotes safer, more efficient, driving techniques by giving businesses the tools to monitor driver performance retrospectively and in real time,” said Giles Margerison, director UK & Ireland TomTom Business Solutions.
“When businesses use this technology in conjunction with driver training they are able to establish sustainable driver improvement programmes for their fleet, targeting training where it is most needed.”
Smith added: “Telematics is the future of commercial motor insurance in the UK, reducing operating costs such as fuel usage, vehicle maintenance – and now insurance premiums.”