Spireon has launched FleetLocate for Ford, syncing the fleet management solution with Ford vehicles that support the automaker's open-platform Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), and also announced updates to its user interface.
Leveraging the Ford open-platform TMC, FleetLocate for Ford enables mobile asset management and driver behavior monitoring, as well as delivering actionable insights to inform business decision making, without the need for aftermarket hardware, according to the company. Applicable vehicles include any Ford vehicle equipped with FordPass Connect/Telematics Modem or Fleet Telematics Modem. A fleet must also obtain a Ford Fleet Identification Number (FIN) and activate a Ford Fleet Management Account.
Last year, Spireon signed an agreement with Ford Commercial Solutions for the FleetLocate fleet management solution to access data through the automaker's open-platform. This new launch also coincides with the introduction of an enhanced user interface and new advanced diagnostics integration within the fleet solution’s Maintenance Module, according to a release.
“Thanks to our partnership with Spireon, Ford fleets can now avoid costly aftermarket device installation while reaping the benefits of a comprehensive fleet management program,” said Michelle Moody, director of Ford Commercial Solutions.
Building upon the previous interface, new updates are designed to curb the learning curve of the app as a means to ensure that fleet operators spend their time managing fleets and receive the insights they need to increase performance and improve fleet safety.
Vehicle maintenance remains a top concern for fleets and the integration of advanced engine diagnostics into the Maintenance Module is designed to allow fleet managers to easily decipher and address trouble codes.
FleetLocate, which earned the Silver award for Enterprise Service of the Year in the 2017 Best in Biz Awards, provides real-time visibility to the location, activity and status of remote vehicles and drivers to improve fleet utilization, driver safety and vehicle health. The platform is supported by Spireon’s Business Intelligence Group 2019 Excellence in Customer Service Award-winning service team.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet