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RAC launches telematics driver app for smartphones

RAC Telematics app

The RAC has launched a smartphone app to bolster its telematics product by bringing driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place.

The app, which is free to download, will provide RAC Telematics customers with information detailing what is happening with their vehicles, including journey history that can be used for business expenses or vehicle cost management.

It will give the individual driver a similar level of information that a fleet manager would see in their vehicle portals and will provide the user with:

  • Personal driver score based on speed, braking and acceleration patterns with tips for improvements
  • Vehicle health information to send an alert when parts such as batteries are running low or other engine components are malfunctioning
  • Driver location and journey information to generate work vs leisure mileage reports
  • Vehicle updates to alert the driver when it's time for a service or MOT

Nick Walker, managing director of RAC Telematics, said: "The app is a powerful tool for the driver, putting a huge amount of information at their fingertips.

“Telematics is proving to be a vital tool for businesses as functions such as driver scores encourages better and more efficient driving.

"This can lead to better MPG in vehicles helping to bring down fuel costs, and driving at slower speeds helps to cut accidents and reduce wear and tear on their vehicles.

"Now drivers can keep up to date with their own driver score, check on the vehicle health of their car and get accurate mileage reports, which will be a key feature for a lot of businesses."

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