Ford’s UK Van Customers to Get Benefit of Telogis Technology
In 2011, Ford Motor Company selected Telogis as its exclusive technology partner for Ford Crew Chief in North America, and now that relationship is being extended for existing and new customers in the UK. The two have just launched Ford Telematics specifically for the use of Ford commercial vehicles, with a goal of cutting down on environmental impact as well as boosting driver safety.
Crew Chief has been an extremely successful endeavor in the United States, and it is hoped that the Telogis-Ford partnership in the UK will be just as successful in meeting the demands of customers looking for visibility into day-to-day operations. The technology will allow vehicle/driver location, vehicle diagnostics, and vehicle and driver performance information to be immediately available.
According to Bill Frykman, manager of business and product development at Ford Motor Company, “Ford of Europe is delivering on customer demand for visibility, cost savings and safety with Ford Telematics powered by Telogis. Telogis is our trusted partner, and the success we’ve had with Ford customers in North America made them the only choice for Ford’s European platform offering.”
The innovations offered by the new partnership will be made available to fleet customers as a dealer-installed option offered through the Transit Centers, and will be able to be serviced at Ford dealerships throughout Europe.