General Motors has partnered with Telogis, Inc. to provide fleet customers a 'one-of-a-kind' telematics solution that provides actionable data to help control costs, increase safety and enhance fleet operations.
As GM's partner of choice, Telogis is integrating its location intelligence platform with GM's OnStar's proprietary application program interfaces, or APIs, to provide information about vehicles to fleet customers. Through the new offering, commercial fleets can receive actionable intelligence relating to vehicle location, odometer, fuel consumption and other maintenance information on their GM connected vehicles.
"The combination of OnStar's industry-leading, unique infrastructure and the Telogis platform will allow fleet managers to keep their vehicles running smoothly on the road," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet and Commercial. "This is the next step in expanding our connected vehicle service offerings to help fleets operate more efficiently and identify cost savings."
On properly equipped GM fleet vehicles, OnStar technology is integrated into the vehicle from the point of vehicle manufacture and is covered under GM's standard bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and can be serviced at any of GM's 4,300 U.S. dealers.
"By leveraging GM's OnStar connected services infrastructure, we make it easier for customers to access our comprehensive location intelligence platform directly through any GM OnStar-equipped commercial vehicles," said Susan Heystee, executive vice president, worldwide sales at Telogis. "GM customers have easy access to powerful analytics and connected intelligence that will transform the way their business is done outside the four walls."
Telogis provides a comprehensive cloud-based location intelligence platform for companies that require route optimisation, real-time work order management, commercial navigation, telematics and mobile integration services for their mobile workforces.
Information from the field is transmitted from the vehicle using OnStar technology and the system does not require any additional hardware or third-party installation costs making it an attractive and cost effective solution for commercial fleets to access location and vehicle intelligence, assisting fleets in lowering their total cost of ownership.
Telogis recently secured a $93 million institutional financing round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). Telogis is using the investment to further capitalise on the market and continue to focus on providing innovative technologies and solutions that enable enterprises and organisations to optimise the management of their mobile assets including better data collection and analysis.
The Telogis platform utilises OnStar's proprietary APIs since GM and OnStar announced in early 2013, through an online portal at http://developer.gm.com/. This portal allows developers to work with GM in a secure and controlled manner to design, test and deliver relevant, customisable and seamlessly integrated automotive apps and services.
The Telogis fleet telematics solution will be available in spring 2014.