European provider of fuel and service cards UTA is expanding its portfolio of digital services with UTA SmartConnect, a telematics solution that simplifies fleet management.
The new capability is integrated into the UTA One toll box, and is designed to provide users with quick, streamlined access to both telematics and toll services.
Carsten Bettermann, CEO of UTA, said: “UTA SmartConnect takes fleet management to a new level. Enhanced by the new telematics function, our proven UTA One® toll box is now even more powerful. Combining smart telematics and Europe-wide toll services into a single device makes mobility even more convenient and cost effective for our customers.”
Using UTA SmartConnect, freight forwarders and transportation companies can remain connected to fleets at all times, regardless of their location in Europe. Using GPS tracking, the position and route of every vehicle can be seen in real-time. This aims to allow fleet managers to better predict when shipments will reach customers and better track the movement of goods within complex supply chains.
According to UTA the system will result in increased production reliability and customer satisfaction. Detailed, vehicle-specific reports are available at the touch of a button that show the route travelled, fuel consumption, and other information. The efficient refuelling of the vehicles can be controlled with automatic notices.
In addition, UTA SmartConnect shows the nearest service stations where drivers can refuel at UTA conditions. To do this, they must load the UTA acceptance points into the navigation device or the UTA SmartConnect software.
Planning and administration effort is reduced, saving drivers and fleet managers valuable time. The telematics system alerts drivers to potential traffic disruptions so that alternative routes can be considered, with the consignee informed of any deviations.
UTA SmartConnect is activated via the interoperable toll solution UTA One. Existing UTA customers can initiate the service through the UTA Customer Service Centre or via the UTA website.