A new app from Mercedes-Benz UK has been created to support everyday business travel by tracking mileage, calculating fuel costs, summarising journey details and even locating a vehicle once it’s parked, all in one app.
The Mile Tracker app is free and is available for iPhone and Android users, and offers three key elements – the GPS-based Mileage Tracker, the Journey Log and a Locate My Car function, as well as a Fuel Station Finder.
The Mileage Tracker tool enables users to start, pause and save a journey, then review it on a map and add in any additional costs, such as sustenance, parking and tolls – a solution designed specifically with business car drivers in mind.
Once saved, the Journey Log then contains all of the journeys tracked and enables users to review any single journey.
Reports can then be edited, for example, to change the name of a journey, add expenses, duplicate the route or email the details to up to three preferred addresses for reference.
For users parking in an unfamiliar area or who want a reminder ahead of their ticket expiry time, the Locate My Car feature can be used simply by saving the location on the app’s map, writing a description of the location, and setting a ticket time reminder which uses the smart phone’s functionality.
When returning to the vehicle, users simply press the ‘route’ button to be shown the quickest way back to the car.
Nick Andrews, head of fleet for Mercedes-Benz UK Passenger Cars, said: “We developed the new Mercedes-Benz Mile Tracker to be the first app to combine GPS-based mileage tracker with a journey and expenses log and parking locator.
“The new app shows our continued commitment to providing efficient fleet solutions to company car drivers and everyone involved in running a successful fleet operation.”