TomTom Business Solutions today announced U.S. availability of TomTom ecoPLUS™, a new add-on device that provides commercial fleets with an innovative and easy way to reduce fuel consumption and vehicle CO2 emissions.
TomTom ecoPLUS provides real-time fuel consumption information directly to drivers and fleet owners, providing a continuous view of fuel consumption rates in relation to driving behaviors. Using this information, drivers can instantly moderate their driving activity and reduce fuel usage. Fleet managers can coach, manage and incent effective and efficient driver behavior, realizing savings of up to 20 percent on fuel and maintenance costs.
“We’ve taken a unique approach to saving fuel by empowering drivers to correlate their driving style to their fuel consumption. ecoPLUS allows drivers and fleet managers to work together to become more efficient and conserve fuel,” said Michael Geffroy, Vice President of Sales, TomTom Business Solutions.
Real time vehicle data provided by ecoPLUS to the TomTom WEBFLEET® system includes: fuel consumption, CO2 emission, RPM, gear and idling. Visibility into all of these factors allows fleet managers to view performance at any time. The WEBFLEET® dashboard and reporting functionality help measure performance against targets set.
TomTom ecoPLUS forms a part of the WORKsmart™-Eco solution that helps businesses to optimize vehicle utilization and encourage eco-friendly driving behavior, thus reducing both distance travelled and fuel consumption. ecoPLUS uses information available from the vehicle and sends it via Bluetooth to the in-car TomTom LINK 510, which instantly relays the information to fleet managers using TomTom WEBFLEET®.
The ecoPLUS is compatible with the LINK310 and the new LINK 510. Both products are the heart of TomTom’s in-cab hardware providing flexible add-on capabilities via its Bluetooth interfaces. These capabilities include connectivity of PRO series Navigation devices for job dispatch management and “active driver feedback”, and supports TomTom’s “Remote LINK Working Time” product designed to track the working hours of individuals and groups traveling in company cars, trucks and vans.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX:TOM2) is the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world’s best navigation experience. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has over 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries.
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About TomTom Business Solutions
TomTom Business Solutions is a leading provider of fleet management solutions and recognized as the fastest growing Telematics Service Provider (TSP) for commercial fleets. We serve more than 200,000 vehicles worldwide and have over 16,500 satisfied business customers. WORKsmart™ is TomTom’s ready to use fleet management solution and an innovative way for improving the management of all types of commercial fleets. It offers customers a choice of industry leading solutions combined with a high professional service quality. At the heart of the solution is TomTom WEBFLEET®.
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