Peugeot Citroën to Offer Fleet Telematics Services
PSA Peugeot Citroën is partnering with Orange Business Serves to offer a new telematics solution to help fleet owners reduce vehicle total cost of ownership (TCO).
This manufacturer-guaranteed solution is based on the use of an autonomous telematics box (ATB) connected to a vehicle’s controller area network (CAN) bus, allowing for automatic reports of precise, reliable data from the vehicle's on-board computers, according to PSA Peugeot Citroën. Parameters monitored include exact kilometer readings, fuel consumption and levels, and mechanical alerts. In addition, the solution offers real-time information on hours of use and geographic location.
According to the automaker, the data can be used by fleet managers for a variety of purposes, including:
- Helping employee drivers reduce CO2 emissions through more responsible eco-driving techniques.
- Scheduling vehicle maintenance and planning replacements more efficiently and effectively.
- Using geographic location data to optimize each vehicle’s routing and meet customer requests for the closest car in real time.
This new fleet management system is offered to all business customers, who can now order vehicles equipped with the system before delivery, thereby avoiding long and costly post-delivery installation, according to the automaker. The dealer will deliver a new, already-connected vehicle.
The ATB can also be fitted on existing vehicles, for more comprehensive management of the entire fleet using the same parameters.
To receive the data collected by the system, PSA Peugeot Citroën invites its customers to subscribe to Fleet Performance, the fleet management and vehicle geolocation solution offered by its partner Orange Business Services. This solution is based primarily on a web portal, which allows an enterprise to remotely access the data of its fleet.
Customers have a choice of three service packs:
Pack 1: Fleet management: data on consumption, hours of use, preventive maintenance, mechanical alerts and fuel levels.
Pack 2: Pack 1 + Eco-driving: analysis of driving styles, comparisons among drivers within the same fleet and related recommendations for improvement.
Pack 3: Pack 2 + geographic location: fleet situation in real time, search for vehicles near a specific location and routing displays.
The new fleet management solution is provided by the Peugeot Connect Fleet Management and Citroën Connect Fleet Management services, which are available through the Peugeot and Citroën networks, respectively.