Fleet operators should soon be finding it easier to access a wide range web-based software to help them manage their vehicles.
But the launch of a new App Centre marks only the start of a move toward greater integration of business applications on the move, claims TomTom Business Solutions managing director Thomas Schmidt.
Introducing the development at the CV Show, Schmidt said the resource had already attracted the backing of more than 50 partners and would provide services ready to be linked with the TomTom Webfleet platform.
“We have an open infrastructure want to work along with other companies who are also specialists in their particular fields. Instead of trying to do everything ourselves, we feel integration offers greater benefits to our customers.
“We have not changed the way we work and we have no intention of ring-fencing our business – we’ve simply got better by joining forces with other providers and this move will spark the development of more applications to further enhance the potential of our platform.
“Everybody wins when management data is combined with information from a host of other software systems because this leads to greater efficiencies across all aspects of business,” he said.
Designed to host in-vehicle and mobile applications, the App Centre development follows the opening of a bluetooth channel on the TomTom LINK tracking service, enabling connectivity with hardware devices for use in and around the vehicle.