UK-based start-up Konetik has tapped Orange Business Services to launch an aftermarket plug-and-play fleet management solution to manage fleets of vehicles.
Orange Business Services is providing a SIM card that provides data connectivity for the solution, together with value added services, including service management and access to a portal for SIM management.
Konetik will initially launch in Germany, which is the biggest European car economy. Subsequently it will roll out the service in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) region and then to the rest of Europe. The company charges a flat monthly service rate with no additional costs.
The solution incorporates a secure device that plugs into the diagnostic port of the vehicle to access data, such as fuel consumption, driving behavior and telematics. The data is sent to the cloud via a direct data connection. The fleet manager can access this data through an easy-to-use dashboard on the computer for further analysis.
“Cars generate a large amount of accessible data which we believe could benefit SMEs in streamlining their fleet management to make data-driven decisions, making the whole process simpler and less time consuming,” said Balazs Szabo, CEO of Konetik.
“ We are proud to be helping a start-up like Konetik rethink the way SMEs can manage their car fleets in a reliable and simplified way,” said Anne-Sophie Lotgering, senior vice president, Europe, Russia and CIS at Orange Business Services.
Orange supports automobile manufacturers, such as Tesla Motors, Renault Group and PSA Peugeot Citroen.