Verizon Connect, the fleet management unit of telecommunications firm Verizon, is integrating its telematics and mobile workforce management software into the commercial vehicles manufactured by U.K.-based Iveco.
Reports in Automotive World on Monday (April 8) said Verizon Connect and Iveco are teaming up to bridge Iveco customers to Verizon Connect fleet management and telematics technologies that are integrated directly into the vehicles procured from Iveco.
Adding the Verizon Connect Fleet and Workforce solutions into Iveco Daily light commercial vehicles enables Iveco corporate customers to access one of three Verizon Connect plans to access driver information to optimize workforces and fleets. Optional features include access to driver hours and the ability to download driver cards and data, while companies will also have the option to add Workforce Essential, Verizon Connect’s mobile workforce management tool, to the package.
The solution provides fleet managers with weekly reports of driver activity and vehicle performance including fuel usage, while maintaining compliance with European tachograph requirements, the companies noted.
“Integration of the Verizon Connect platform will extend value and benefits to Iveco customers beyond delivering an outstanding vehicle,” said Iveco TCO Services Director Fabio Santiago in a statement. “By fitting Verizon Connect solutions in select new vehicles, we are able to help our customers run their businesses with better control of their operations.”
“This level of customer service and benefits can only come with the deep integration that now exists between Verizon Connect and Iveco vehicles,” said Verizon Connect Product Management Leader, OEM Business Dan Levy in another statement. “With Iveco fleet management by Verizon Connect, our common customers now have the solutions they require to help enhance the safety, productivity and efficiency of their fleets.”
Verizon Communications acquired Fleetmatics, a fleet management and technology company, for $2.4 billion in 2016 to grow the firm’s presence in the connected vehicles industry via its Verizon Telematics unit.