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Eight out of 10 drivers approve of telematics to save fuel

ALD Automotive has today announced the results of a survey of 500 UK business drivers, which reveals that 87% of drivers would approve of having telematics installed in their vehicle, if it could help them to conserve fuel and reduce their annual fuel bill.

With increasing demands placed on businesses to control their fleet costs, reduce risk and CO2 emissions, ALD Automotive’s ProFleet2 solution, which was launched in 2004, aims to confront those issues by using telematics to record vehicle and journey data.

With driver consent, authorised parties such as a fleet manager can then remotely access this data and advise the driver on how best to improve their driving style. These changes, if implemented, can have a positive impact on driver behaviour, fuel consumption and help reduce costs.

Keith Allen, managing director of ALD Automotive UK, said: “Over the past seven years, telematics technology has evolved hugely, delivering a wide range of functionality that can help businesses to better manage the costs and risk associated with their fleet.

“At the same time business drivers have also become far more positive about the use of telematics, recognising the benefits it can deliver to themselves as well as their employers.”

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