Telefnica SA: ALD Automotive chooses Telefnica Tech and Geotab as privileged partner to connect its vehicles in Europe and Latin America

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  • Telefónica Tech and Geotab’s solution provides access to key vehicle data for better fleet management, helping to reduce CO2 emissions and management costs and improve driving safety.
  • ALD Automotive aims to connect its vehicles in Europe and Latin America, taking advantage of new IoT technologies and connected cars.

Madrid, April 26, 2021. ALD Automotive, a leading global player in the vehicle rental segment with a presence in 43 countries and the leading supplier in Europe, has chosen Telefónica Tech and Geotab as preferred partner to develop its connected car solution. ALD Automotive plans to deploy the solution in Europe and Latin America from 12 countries in 2021.

Telefónica Tech, the holding company of Telefónica which brings together the digital activities of IoT, Big Data, blockchain, cloud and cybersecurity, and Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected mobility, are partners in the field of telematics for cars and connected vehicles. In this case, the two companies will work together to provide ALD Automotive with an end-to-end fleet management solution comprising device, connectivity and a telematics platform. This solution will provide key data such as GPS location, accelerometer and vehicle electronic unit data, with high compatibility with makes and models. All data obtained goes through a process of anonymization, extrapolation and aggregation to help ensure user privacy.

With this solution, ALD Automotive will be able to remotely manage vehicle fleets in real time, proactively plan automotive maintenance operations and improve the experience for drivers and fleet managers. This solution significantly reduces the environmental impact by monitoring CO2 emissions and more efficient use of fuel. On the other hand, these solutions also help to improve driving safety by reducing the accident rate, among other things, by improving driving habits.

Telefónica, recognized as a global leader for the seventh consecutive year by the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IoT Services, offers managed IoT connectivity, vertical solutions such as those related to intelligent mobility, as well as Big Data and artificial intelligence.

Present in Europe and Latin America, Telefónica Tech will provide full support to ALD Automotive in the countries where it deploys connected vehicle technology to ensure that queries and incidents issued by local teams are promptly reported and resolved by teams located in the same time zone.

On the other hand, Geotab has been ranked world number one in commercial telematics by ABI Research for two consecutive years. Geotab equips more than 2.2 million vehicles in more than 130 countries with its fleet management solution, processing more than 40 billion data points every day to help companies improve productivity, safety, efficiency and to reduce the environmental impact of their vehicles.

“ALD Automotive manages more than 1.76 million vehicles in 43 countries. We needed the best and most advanced telematics solution on the market, so we chose Telefónica Tech and Geotab as one of our preferred vendors to help us optimize our connected fleet solution for corporate and commercial fleets. SME ”, explains Álvaro Martínez Robles, Purchasing Manager. at ALD Automotive.

“ Telefónica Tech was born in November 2019 to bring together digital companies with high growth potential in IoT, Big Data, Cloud and cybersecurity, and to support companies and countries in their digitalization. In this case, thanks to the knowledge of our specialized team in IoT and Big Data, we contribute to the digital transformation of ALD Automotive, by providing, among other things, advanced data analysis and value to monitor the fleet of vehicles more efficiently, ” said Gonzalo Martín-Villa, CEO of IoT and Big Data at Telefónica Tech.

“With over 2.2 million connected vehicles, Geotab is the world’s largest commercial telematics company, and we are firmly committed to delivering innovative solutions that deliver tangible results,” said Ivan Lequerica, vice president of Geotab for South-West Europe. “We are proud to collaborate with Telefónica Tech and ALD Automotive, companies that share our vision of mobility, to help our customers achieve their environmental sustainability goals, increase safety and improve the efficiency of fleet operations,” adds he does.

About ALD Automotive

ALD Automotive is a world leader in mobility solutions, offering full rental and fleet management services in 43 countries to large business, SME, professional and private customers. A leader in its sector, ALD Automotive places sustainable mobility at the very heart of its strategy by offering innovative mobility solutions and technological services to its customers, helping them to focus on their daily activities. With 6,700 employees worldwide, ALD Automotive manages 1.76 million vehicles (end of December 2021). ALD is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0013258662; mnemonic: ALD) and is part of the SBF120 index. Société Générale is the main shareholder of ALD.

For more information, please visit www.aldautomotive.com

About Telefónica Tech

Telefónica Tech is a holding company owned by Telefónica Group. The company offers a wide range of integrated technology services and solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, cloud, IoT, Big Data and blockchain. Telefónica Tech’s capacities reach more than 300,000 customers in 175 countries every day.

For more information visit https://tech.telefonica.com/

About Geotab

Geotab securely connects vehicles to the Internet, providing advanced analytics for fleet management. The open platform and marketplace allow small, medium and large businesses to automate processes by integrating vehicle data with other business data. The GO device acts as an IoT hub for the vehicle, enabling connectivity of additional features via IOX add-ons. Geotab processes billions of data points per day which are leveraged for data analysis and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets by reducing fuel consumption, improving driver safety and ensuring more high regulatory compliance. Geotab products are sold worldwide through a network of authorized distributors. For more information, visit www.geotab.com or follow us on @GEOTAB and LinkedIn.

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