Photo: Azuga

Photo: Azuga

Azuga, the connected vehicle fleet solution, has announced a partnership with Uber in Mexico. The company was chosen as an official service provider for the international transportation network’s Mexico division because of its ability to help customers track drivers efficiently, reduce liability, and decrease costs. In the past year, Uber car owners that have installed Azuga’s plug-and-play technology into their fleets have experienced a 72-percent decrease in accidents, 14-percent decrease in fuel consumption, 10-percent decrease in maintenance cost and 12-percent decrease in operational costs, according to Azuga.

"I have used Azuga for the past year and have been pleased with the price, usability and data that it has provided," said C Padilla, an Uber vehicle owner in Mexico City. "I am able to see the behavior of my drivers in real time and know when they do something wrong, which proactively prevents abuse."

To a passenger, Uber’s services in Mexico may appear similar to its U.S. services, but the organization of vehicle ownership is structured differently. Select vehicles’ owners work with a fleet of drivers who do not own the vehicles, but use them as a form of taxi service. Thus, vehicle owners need oversight of where their vehicles are in order to get a pulse on customer satisfaction by understanding how their drivers perform out in the field, according to Azuga.

Unlike traditional GPS tracking and driver behavior solutions, Azuga said its technology is embedded in a simple plug-and-play device that delivers real-time data on speeding, hard breaking, and unauthorized vehicle use directly to the fleet owner. By putting real-time insights on vehicle health and driver behavior in the hands of the owner, Azuga said it helps to effectively monitor and react to what’s going on out in the field, which helps them to save money, time, and provide excellent customer service to their passengers.