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CalAmp’s LoJack Italia and Program Autonoleggio partner to make corporate fleets safer

CalAmp announced its subsidiary, LoJack® Italia, has entered a new partnership with Program Autonoleggio, a leading long- and short-term corporate fleet rental company in Italy. With 13,000 cars and commercial vans across its rental fleet as part of the U.K. group Salford Van Hire, Program Autonoleggio will be able to equip its vehicles with LoJack Italia’s telematics solutions to ensure improved driver safety and enable smarter fleet management.

Program Autonoleggio will be introducing the LoJack® Connect platform, a family of dedicated solutions designed to help fleet managers combat vehicle thefts, manage response to collisions and perform preventative maintenance. These solutions can protect both renters and the company from the economic losses due to instances of theft or collisions.

In the event of a collision, CalAmp’s CrashBoxx™ solution uses sophisticated algorithms to filter out false positive incidents to provide fleet managers with real-time notification of a true crash, along with data on the event location, date and time. Comprehensive crash data, such as force of the crash, direction of impact, speed prior to impact and damaged vehicle parts, help with accident reconstruction. Automated incident reports, together with immediate assistance by LoJack’s 24/7 Security Operations Center, can facilitate investigations and claims processing.

Another safety solution included in LoJack Connect helps with preventative maintenance by providing automated alarms, diagnoses of potential failures and reminders of maintenance deadlines or tire rotations. These features keep fleet vehicles in top condition, thus avoiding costly breakdowns and improving vehicle safety.

To combat vehicle thefts, Program Autonoleggio’s rental fleet will be outfitted with LoJack Premium Touch that uses innovative MESH technology, which combines VHF and GPS/GSM technology for advanced asset location tracking. MESH technology also enables each equipped car to detect other stolen cars nearby. If there is an attempt to disable the LoJack solution, the driver will receive an alarm and can immediately alert the police. This technology, together with radio frequencies that overcome physical barriers and real-time support of the Security Operations Center, empowers faster and more effective theft detection and stolen vehicle recovery. With these capabilities, LoJack Italia has been able to collaborate with police forces across Italy to increase the percentage of recovered stolen vehicles to double the national average (i.e., approximately 40 percent in 2019).

LoJack Italia’s telematic solutions will also provide additional connected intelligence for fleet management, including vehicle location, distance traveled, route history and fuel usage. Fleet managers can also set geofences to detect and receive alerts when a vehicle enters an area deemed to be high risk.

“The partnership that Program Autonoleggio is entering with LoJack Italia aims to help our fleet managers protect drivers with the maximum safety measures, and protect our vehicles through intelligent preventative maintenance,” said Riccardo Pierinelli, manager, after-sales services, Program Autonoleggio.

“We have successfully collaborated with Program Autonoleggio for seven years now. Today, we embark on a new path that delivers the value of a connected fleet, where fleet managers can proactively and reactively respond to vehicle events, monitor their fleets in real-time, realize time and economic savings—all while prioritizing fleet safety,” added Massimo Braga, deputy general manager of LoJack Italia.

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