Telematics with Tata
Operators of Tata vehicles can now look forward to new levels of fleet and driver management with the accompanying improvements in fleet operating costs and fuel consumption. Thanks to a new partnership with MiX Telematics, Tata is now able to provide customers with premium fleet management solutions across its entire commercial vehicle range.
The new service offering, Tata Automobile Telematics, is available through 51 Tata dealerships around South Africa. “Our main focus in offering Tata Automobile Telematics is to equip our customers with an advanced solution that enriches their bottom line,” says Shaheer Abrahams, general manager: sales and marketing, Tata Automobile Corporation SA.
“The decision to partner with a global leader that has a proven track record was motivated by our desire to provide our customers with a premium fleet management offering from the outset. With MiX Telematics, we’re confident our customers will receive a world-class solution,” he continues.
As well as providing the technology, MiX Telematics will take care of the fleet management services on Tata Automobile’s behalf. “Those customers who include Tata Automobile Telematics with their vehicle purchases can look forward to the key benefit of saving between five and ten percent of their fuel costs after only 12 months,” says Steven Sutherland, sales director of MiX Telematics Africa.
He adds: “Lowering fuel consumption means a reduction in carbon emissions, which serves as a proactive move considering the carbon tax legislation that is currently under deliberation in South Africa.”
The solution will allow customers to analyse driver behaviour and the corresponding effect it has on fuel consumption. In addition to real-time, in-cab alerts that help drivers improve their driving style, training can be mapped and implemented according to specific needs. To fully round off the package, the system also incorporates stolen vehicle recovery.