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Geotab and Mercedes-Benz strike telematics deal

A new solution aims to support improved fleet management by incorporating vehicle data from Mercedes-Benz vehicles and vans into the MyGeotab platform. 

Launched at the company’s third annual Geotab Mobility Connect conference, its new OEM telematics program is available to order for Mercedes-Benz cars and vans across 20 countries in Europe, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Designed to help foster faster, more informed decision-making for fleets, it transmits key vehicle data points and relevant fleet indicators from Mercedes-Benz vehicles to MyGeotab, Geotab’s open and expandable fleet management platform.

The joint solution can provide rich OEM data, including OEM-specific warnings that can help enable fleets to keep their vehicles moving and generate revenue, says Geotab.  

“Like Geotab, Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services understands not only how important data is for successful fleet management, but the importance of being able to seamlessly integrate and analyse this valuable data so that organisations have access to truly actionable insights to help support sustainability, safety and productivity improvements,” said Edward Kulperger, senior vice president, Geotab Europe.

“We are proud to be the first global telematics partner of Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services and know that by integrating our core competencies with Mercedes-Benz connected vehicles, businesses large and small will greatly benefit by being able make better-informed, data-driven decisions to better run their fleet operations all within one common platform.” 

The solution provides users with access to MyGeotab tools such as activity reports, trip history, GPS tracking, fuel consumption, and engine system information.

In addition, fleet managers will have the opportunity to access the Geotab Marketplace, a portfolio of mobile apps, hardware Add-Ons and software Add-Ins that enable Geotab customers to further customise their fleet management solution. 

“We are pleased to be working directly with Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services, a renowned automotive brand at the forefront of providing premier connected fleet options to organisations across Europe,” said Neil Cawse, CEO of Geotab.

“This collaboration is aligned with Geotab’s long-standing commitment to further advancing the global adoption of best-in-breed telematics solutions by partnering with global OEMs who believe in the power that data can provide to customers.

“Both Geotab and Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services are committing to a long-term partnership, which will include collaboration on global trends such as electric vehicles and fleet sharing.” 

The Geotab and Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services Integrated Solution is available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, this program will soon be available in other countries and regions including the Americas. 

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