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RAC awards telematics installation contract to RS Connect

The RAC has awarded a new contract to Coleshill-based RS Connect to install OBD (on-board diagnostics) devices for Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS). 

The devices from the RAC (the telematics partner for VWFS for nearly two years) will enable Volkswagen Group’s finance and insurance services business to deliver greater efficiencies in its service maintenance and repair management by providing detailed information of vehicle faults.

The contract sees the RAC device installed by RS Connect to VWFS’s commercial vehicle division across 72 of its UK service centres.

RS Connect already installs the OBD device across the RAC’s fleet customer base, and is looking to expand their relationship with the motoring and insurance specialists further by fitting other safety technologies, such as dashboard camera systems, in 2016.

Lea Hodson, managing director at RS Connect, said: “We are thrilled to be working with the RAC and fitting their OBD devices. The use of telematics has grown rapidly across commercial fleet markets and our expertise in this area, alongside private insurance, has helped to spearhead our recent growth.  To secure a contract with the  RAC sends out a strong signal to our competitors of our expertise and competence in the telematics industry.”


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