- Following a pilot in Mallorca in 2018, Europcar Mobility Group strengthens its partnership with Telefónica and Geotab in Europe as part of its global Connected Cars program.
- Telefónica and Geotab solution enables real time telematics monitoring of the vehicle fleet for a better customer experience.
- Europcar Mobility Group aims to connect its entire fleet by 2023.
- The first stage of deployment is planned in France in 2020 starting with Vans & Trucks fleet, other countries will follow in 2021.
Europcar Mobility Group announces today that it is strengthening its partnership with Telefónica and Geotab, in line with its objective to progressively deploy its Connected Cars program.
Europcar Mobility Group already had 44,000 connected cars in 2019 and aims to connect all of its fleet by 2023, as part of its “Connect” roadmap.
Telefónica and Geotab: a strategic choice for Europcar Mobility Group
Through this partnership, Geotab and Telefónica will provide the Group with seamless access to engine data, driving behavior and GPS location including insights into: distances travelled, mileage, speed, acceleration, fuel level, accident detection, etc. As a key component of Europcar Mobility Group’s Connected Cars program, this data will be processed to help improve customer experience and optimize business applications and internal processes such as fleet inventory management, vehicle delivery and collection, vehicle maintenance, vehicle return and more.
Europcar Mobility Group can count on Telefónica in-house capabilities and elite partners to guarantee the delivery of the most innovative, reliable and secured solutions backed by the scale of a world-class operator. Over 20 million connected devices are part of the growing Telefónica IoT connectivity Kite Platform. Telefónica provides managed connectivity services across the world with best in class service levels underpinned by a team of dedicated experts working around the clock.
Olivier Baldassari, Chief Countries & Operations Officer of Europcar Mobility Group, declared:
“As a leading mobility service company, Europcar Mobility Group sees technology as a strong enabler of both operational excellence and value creation. We chose Telefonica and Geotab for their agile, service-oriented solutions, their cutting-edge mobility and fleet management technologies as well as their international coverage.”
“We are very pleased to strengthen our partnership with the Europcar Mobility Group, supporting them in their digital transformation process with our IoT and Big Data solutions. Thanks to our expertise, we have been able to come up with an ad hoc, scalable solution.” said Gonzalo Martín-Villa, Global Director of IoT and Big Data at Telefónica Tech.
“Thanks to great partners such as Telefónica and Europcar Mobility Group, we are advancing essential connected car technology every day,” said Neil Cawse, CEO of Geotab. “Collaborating with industry leaders around the world allows us to better enable fleet ecosystems to develop maintenance and sustainability programs that can help optimize the cost of ownership of each vehicle.”