27 Jan 21

Localiza, CalAmp ink deal to revamp car rentals in Brazil

Brazil-based car rental and leasing company Localiza and US-based telematics solutions provider CalAmp has kicked off 2021 with a new multi-year agreement aimed at reimaging the car rental industry and providing innovative mobility solutions in Brazil.

With CalAmp's intelligent telematics powering connectivity and Localiza's Fleet Management Software Platform, the car provider can manage vehicles across its rental fleet in real-time to better understand vehicle status, such as battery health, road traffic, location, preventative maintenance, and servicing.

Besides reducing costs and increasing fleet utilization and customer satisfaction, this partnership will enable Localiza to deliver integrated and user-friendly proprietary web-based software that provides fleet operators with a seamless end-to-end solution.

Although the partnership has now grown to support thousands of vehicles, the companies orginally began working together in 2015 installing smart telematics on several hundred vehicles in Localiza's fleet. 

Present throughout South America (predominantly Brazil), Localiza has a total fleet of 279,885 vehicles, of which 219,248 are rent-a-car and 60,637 are leased long-term. Headquartered in California in the United States, CalAmp has 20 million products installed and over 1.3 million software and services subscribers worldwide.

Authored by: Daniel Bland