TOMTOM TELEMATICS EXTENDS ITS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION WITH THE DRIVING DOCTOR

 

TomTom Telematics, one of the world’s leading telematics solutions providers, is to offer The Driving Doctor’s® driver behaviour solution to its customers and resellers in a move that extends the business association between the two companies.

The alliance, which starts with immediate effect, is expected to help both companies generate new business opportunities in the fleet and insurance sectors.

The Driving Doctor’s SaaS offering utilises driver behaviour data from OptiDrive 360, a key feature of the TomTom Telematics WEBFLEET fleet management platform, to help drivers improve their performance behind the wheel. 

Commenting on the extended association Beverley Wise, TomTom Telematics’ sales director said: “We are excited to create this offering with The Driving Doctor® and bring this great value-added product to our current customers and resellers. This will generate an innovative and valuable proposition to move forward collectively into the insurance and fleet market sectors.”

The solution, the result of CEO Paul Ripley and his team’s extensive years in road safety and driver training, analyses drivers’ real-time telematics data. Its software then delivers pioneering and crucial evidence-based driver behaviour feedback and coaching education directly to those drivers digitally to help improve road safety and prevent accidents. The Driving Doctor® works with TSPs and insurers to lower accidents, loss ratio and crash causation and this significant alliance with TomTom Telematics is a prime example of such an association. 

One of the first TomTom Telematics WEBFLEET customers to employ The Driving Doctor® product is telecommunications specialist, Cable and Splicing Services Limited (Cass).  

Commenting on the association, Senior Manager Gary Camber, said: “Cass has been utilising The Driving Doctor® product for more than two months now and the initial results have exceeded our expectations.  Our drivers’ behaviour and safety behind the wheel and our fleet’s efficiency have improved significantly.  Our overall fleet safety score is up by 68% and we are enjoying year on year fuel savings from our fleet of 160 vans of over £4,000 per week.  Our insurance premiums are reducing too.”

Paul Ripley added: “We are equally excited by this extended relationship with TomTom Telematics. 

“Our innovative driver behaviour software product can now be promoted with the added benefit of TomTom Telematics’ support and market extension. We have integrated our sophisticated software system into the new and state-of-the-art WEBFLEET product platform from TomTom Telematics. This offers important advice and assistance to help fleets reduce accidents and enhance their corporate responsibility and risk management.”

This alliance brings together two leading and best practice companies, both employing telematics as an integral part of their risk management and safer driving behaviour strategies.

For further press information, please contact Chris Wakley on 07970 674612 or email chris@chriswakleypr.co.uk.

Note to Editors

TomTom Telematics is a Business Unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet management, vehicle telematics and connected car services.  WEBFLEET is a Software-as-a-Service solution, used by small to large businesses to improve vehicle performance, save fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency.  In addition, TomTom Telematics provides services for the insurance, rental and leasing industries, car importers and companies that address businesses as well as consumers.

TomTom Telematics is one of the world’s leading telematics solution providers with more than 809,000 subscriptions worldwide.  The company services drivers in more than 60 countries, giving them the industry’s strongest local support network and widest range of sector-specific third party applications and integrations.  Our customers benefit every day from the high standards of confidentiality, integrity and availability of our ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified service, re-audited in November 2017.

For further information, please visit telematics.tomtom.com

About The Driving Doctor®

Designed for vehicle fleets, insurers, vehicle leasing companies, telematics service providers and OEMs, The Driving Doctor’s® revolutionary software platform transforms raw telematics data into proactive and targeted coaching messages, support programmes and remedial campaigns, all delivered online direct to the driver.  

For further information, please visit www.thedrivingdoctor.org

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