20 Oct 17

LeasePlan and TomTom partner for connected cars

One is a global leader in vehicle telematics and connected car services. The other is a global leader in fleet management. So the partnership between TomTom and LeasePlan is big news. 

LeasePlan and TomTom Telematics have decided to partner so the lease company can offer its corporate customers the latest in cloud-based fleet management technology, as provided by the telematics company. 

Key element
The partnership is a key element in LeasePlan's 'Any Car, Anytime, Anywhere' strategy, which the company's CEO Tex Gunning discussed earlier this week in an exclusive interview with Fleet Europe.

Under the service agreement, LeasePlan customers will be able to access TomTom's advanced cloud-based fleet management and connected car solutions, including Webfleet. 

Data privacy
These solutions, all of which support customer compliance with the latest data privacy legislation, help corporate fleet and mobility managers improve performance by providing real-time data on key fleet metrics. For drivers, car connectivity will deliver smarter mobility solutions which enhance the overall driving experience, improve efficiency on the road and make life easier.

LeasePlan will also leverage the cloud-based TomTom Telematics Service Platform, enabling the company to further optimise the performance of its fleet management activities in key areas such as vehicle maintenance and contract management.

Latest technologies
“With our ‘Digital Power of One LeasePlan’ strategy, we will use the latest technologies to bring our company into the digital world and make LeasePlan’s aspiration of ‘Any car, Anytime, Anywhere’ a reality”, says Tex Gunning.

“I’m therefore delighted to announce LeasePlan’s partnership with TomTom Telematics, which is a great proof point of our digital approach. From now on, we will be able to provide our customers with real-time data on key fleet management metrics such as vehicle maintenance requirements and carbon dioxide emissions. For us, this is the future of mobility.”

Widening portfolio
For his part, Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director TomTom Telematics, said that “the agreement with LeasePlan shows how focused we are on widening our portfolio of business customers”. 

“Giving a leasing company access to the power of the TomTom Telematics Service Platform on an international scale provides further evidence of our connected-car strategy for the future. Vehicles will increasingly be connected to back-end services in the future, allowing us to create all kinds of new services for large fleet service providers, such as vehicle maintenance and maintenance alerts for leasing companies.”

Authored by: Frank Jacobs