Arval and PSA have signed an agreement under which they will offer new telematics services to clients of the Arval Active Link solution for Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles.
The Arval Active Access option is available in all countries where the Arval Active Link telematics solution is offered, including the UK, and provides fleet managers with additional possibilities for tracking and optimising their Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles fleet.
Under the terms of a new type of collaboration between manufacturer and leasing company, technical data gathered by PSA will be used to enhance the services offered by Arval from the end of 2016 onwards.
This collaboration will be put to practical use through the creation of a new Arval Active Link option available on compatible Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles: Arval Active Access.
Arval Active Access provides the companies with access to data directly gathered from the Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles operated by their customers.
Angela Montacute, chief digital officer of Arval, said: "This collaboration with the PSA Group gives us the opportunity to offer our clients an enriched Arval Active Link offer, enhanced with new possibilities in terms of fleet optimisation.
"We will be paying close attention to any opportunity to extend this collaboration for the benefit of our clients. It definitely represents the future for manufacturer/leasing company relationships."
Brigitte Courtehoux, director of connected services and mobility at PSA Group, said: "The accuracy of data generated by our on-board calculators will enable Arval to enhance its offer, and deliver even more value to customers looking to reduce the total cost of ownership of the vehicles they operate."