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Royal British Legion opts for Telematics

The Royal British legion is set to install the Airmax telematics and remote vehicle diagnostics system within its Poppy Calls service van fleet.

The system will be installed in the all new Ford Transit Poppy Calls Fleet which covers most of the UK and is dedicated to providing a facility for minor household repairs and installations to its members in need.

The Airmax system, also recently adopted by a number of UK police forces and environmental service companies will deliver operational, duty of care, fuel consumption and vehicle fault data.

High on the Royal British Legions list of real time data requirements is management information which allows it to maintain and where possible improve its customer facing levels of service by gaining detailed information related to, among others, time on customer site, journey mileage and time taken, detailed route planning and scheduling information.

The system also enables a major enhancement of information required under duty of care legislation in that the system automatically flags up unsafe driving practise in respect of high speeds, acceleration and braking, overreving, driving without a break.

A significant factor in the decision to adopt the Airmax system was in its ability to report accurate fuel consumption, refuel events and, on an environmental level, CO2 emissions.

A spokesman for the Royal British Legion said: "Our prime motivator has always been to improve the levels of service that we can deliver to our members in need.

"The detailed operational data that the Airmax system delivers substantially enhances our ability to do this whilst at the same time enabling a greater level of awareness under the duty of care legislation in respect of our employees.

"The fact that we can now monitor driving style will allow us to detect unsafe driving practise and offer additional driver training where needed."

Richard Perham, general manager Airmax said: "We are delighted to be working with, what must be one of the most high profile organisations in the Country and to be able to assist in their service level improvement programme."

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