TomTom Telematics and BP have joined forces to offer
businesses a new fuel and driver management solution.
BP FleetMove combines fuel transaction information from
BP fuel cards with driver behaviour data from the TomTom
Telematics Service Platform in one interface.
The new collaboration uses the ‘plug and play’ TomTom CURFER connected
car product, an app working in conjunction with the TomTom LINK 100 dongle,
which plugs into a vehicle’s OBD port to wirelessly connect car and smartphone.
It is designed to help businesses save time and money by
bringing together insights into driver, fuel and vehicle data, allowing easier
identification of areas for improvement. An app provides drivers with feedback
on their performance behind the wheel and with information, such as the
location of fuel stations.
Koeno Siemons, European card marketing and operations
manager at BP, said: “This is the first time BP and TomTom Telematics have
created a partnership to combine different streams of data in this way - the
fuel card will register fuel transactions and the telematics device will
monitor the vehicle data. Combining these two elements allows BP fuel card
customers to save time and reduce operating costs. The new app and fleet
manager portal is just the start of what we will be launching in the coming
Thomas Becher, vice president business development of
TomTom Telematics, added: “We are committed to the ongoing development of our
connected car strategy - taking data and creating practical and workable
insights for companies.
“What we are doing with BP is a prime example of this. We
have taken advantage of our open platform to create a brand new user interface
that provides data to the business owner and driver in a comprehensible and
usable format that helps to make their companies more efficient.”
The app and online portal are available now in the
Netherlands and Germany and will be rolled out to other regions in Europe where
BP fuel cards are available later this year.