Wejo has launched a free app which will give businesses insight into the driving behaviour of employees who use a company vehicle or their own car for work.
The app, which is is available for Android and iOS, gives drivers feedback on their driving to aid training and encourage safer driving. It also provides a mileage and journey history capture feature, helping drivers to keep track of business and personal mileage.
As the app runs on the driver's smartphone it does not require anything to be fitted in the car. It uses typical GPS and commonly used mapping software to register journeys and can be used independently or in conjunction with a fixed device solution.
Fleet managers can see at a glance the ‘health status’ of the fleet, including individual driver performance and collective data on the whole fleet, giving businesses the necessary data to identify high risk drivers and act quickly to improve driving behaviour. This data can be shared with other departments such as finance and HR for mileage claims and duty of care analysis.
In a survey conducted by Wejo, 78% of fleet managers considered duty of care to be very important. Furthermore, 76% of senior decision-makers said that employee responsiveness and decision-making had improved with the use of mobile solutions.
Aside from duty of care benefits, the app also leads to cost savings on fuel, vehicle damage and insurance premiums, according to Wejo.
Richard Barlow, founder and chief executive of Wejo, said: “We want to make large amounts of data readily available to fleet managers to help them to make better decisions. This is why we have decided to make this service completely free. We believe that everyone should be able to access, and benefit from, these insights.
"At the same time, this data will provide tangible benefits to drivers, helping them to enhance their performance. The overall improved efficiency will not only drive profitability but also ensure that businesses are adhering to key regulations.”