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Moove uses Geotab hardware to gain insights into fleet performance. The data obtained forms the basis on which fleet managers and other stakeholders can make decisions to achieve a desired change in behaviour. This data is mainly transmitted via hardware that has to be built in separately at the moment, but a future in which all new vehicles are equipped with telematics hardware that is easy to connect offers many more possibilities.

Built-in factory telematics hardware

In 2021, 50% of new cars produced worldwide were fitted with telematics hardware. This is expected to increase to around 95% by 2030, and will make it increasingly common to access data directly from the car’s hardware. If the vehicle is equipped with the OEM (Original Equipment manufacturer) telematics hardware, Geotab hardware will no longer be necessary to be ‘connected’. That in turn means the technology no longer has to be built in, nor does the car need to be taken out of circulation to be installed. It’s just a matter of looking up the VIN (chassis number) and connecting the telematics hardware to link the car to the Geotab data platform.

The most significant benefit of Geotab’s OEM data platform is that you will have insight into the entire fleet’s performance, regardless of make or model. All the usage data is transmitted from the factory-installed telematics hardware to Geotab’s platform, so you can manage your fleet from a single dashboard. Logging in to individual brands is therefore not necessary. This is very efficient if you manage a international fleet of tens of thousands of cars. It’s also a cheaper solution, as there are no installation nor hardware costs. At the start of 2023 Geotab’s OEM data platform can be connected to the following brands: Ford, Mercedes, Peugot, Citroën, Opel and Renault (other brands will follow within months).

Unlock the potential of embedded telematics

The rapid growth of OEM-connected telematics takes fleet management to a whole new level. Without built-in factory hardware, it takes about six months to implement Geotab technology in a fleet of 10,000 cars. With OEM-connected telematics built in ex-factory, you can connect a fleet of that size in just a few weeks. It might still be a few years before all cars have integrated telematics hardware, but the trend is already irreversible.

Moove leads the way

We connect with built-in OEM telematics hardware and Geotab hardware, as well as hardware that supports safer driving, such as SafeDrivePod. The data from all connected vehicles is bundled in one straightforward platform, regardless of the type of hardware connected. Moove’s fleet telematics solution is, therefore, hardware-independent, making it a flexible, future-proof solution. For now and in the future!

Would you like to know more about our fleet telematics solutions and how Moove can best connect your fleet to our platform? Read about it in Moove’s brochure.

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