Ford has signed an agreement with fleet management services and solutions supplier Masternaut to help Europe fleet owners address key needs, including reducing fleet costs, boosting productivity and improving safety.
Masternaut, a Michelin Group Company, signed the European-wide agreement with Ford to provide visibility of data from Ford vehicles fitted with FordPass Connect modems. Masternaut’s fleet management services and solutions will be available to all commercial customers operating Ford vehicles with the FordPass Connect modem installed. The agreement will also allow fleet owners to achieve compliance and sustainable mobility.
The FordPass Connect modems enable real-time data to be transferred from Ford vehicles into the Masternaut Fleet Management platform to provide a fully connected fleet. This is designed to bring full visibility of fleet operations.
“At Masternaut, we want to seize this opportunity and partner with leading OEMs, such as Ford, to continue to move forward in providing a customer focused solution,” said Gilson Santiago, CEO at Masternaut. “This will enable customers to access our leading fleet management services and solutions as soon as they take delivery of their vehicles.”
The data agreement covers vehicles operating in 20 European markets – including the U.K. and France and covers all Ford models with FordPass Connect modems.
“At Ford, we are committed to delivering the benefits of connectivity to our customers in order to help their businesses to thrive,” said Dave Phatak, director of Ford Commercial Solutions Europe. “We recognize that our Fleet and Commercial Vehicle customers have differing needs and it is important that we provide customers with the power of choice to decide how best to make connectivity work for them.”