LeasePlan and TomTom announce connected car partnership

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LeasePlan, one of the world’s largest fleet management companies, has agreed a partnership with TomTom Telematics to deliver connected car services.

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

These solutions help corporate fleet and mobility managers improve performance by providing real-time data on key fleet metrics.

LeasePlan will also use the cloud-based TomTom Telematics service platform.

Tex Gunning, LeasePlan CEO, said: “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.

“LeasePlan’s partnership with TomTom Telematics 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.”

Thomas Schmidt, managing director of TomTom Telematics, said: “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.”

LeasePlan recently outlined its ambitions for its future mobility strategy in a video hosted by Richard Hammond, the Grand Tour and former Top Gear presenter.