New key milestone in Europcar Mobility Group’s “Connected Vehicles” program
Strategic partnership with Free2Move - Stellantis Group - which enables direct access to vehicle data, for an enhanced customer experience and better fleet management capacities
Europcar Mobility Group announces that it is accelerating the roll-out of its “Connected vehicles” program, while significantly strengthening its technological backbone. After Telefonica and Geotab in October 2020, Free2Move joins the program, simplifying access to data of Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, DS vehicles – and soon other Stellantis brands.
Through this international partnership, Free2Move will provide the Group with seamless access to vehicle telemetry data such as geolocation, fuel level, mileage and maintenance alerts in accordance with data protection regulations.
As a key component of Europcar Mobility Group’s “Connected Vehicles” program, this data will be processed to help improve customer experience and optimize business applications, as well as internal processes such as fleet inventory management, vehicle delivery and collection, vehicle maintenance, vehicle return, and more…
Olivier Baldassari, Europcar Mobility Group Chief Countries & Operations Officer, comments:
“I would like to thank Free2Move, a mobility brand of Stellantis, for being the first frontline player of the OEMs ecosystem to join our Connected Vehicles’ program and for giving us the possibility to be directly plugged to their vehicles. This strategic partnership is a key milestone in our roadmap and will allow us to strongly accelerate its implementation, as we no longer need to install and setup aftermarket devices in the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall vehicles, and soon in all Stellantis cars which are part of our fleet.
Our ambition is to have 100% of our vehicles connected in 2023. But connectivity is only one side of the coin: what truly matters, in the end, is how we leverage direct access to vehicle data and turn it into an operational excellence and customer value creation driver.”
Brigitte Courtehoux, Free2Move Brand CEO, adds:
“Free2Move, as a Data Service provider, brings not only the best, connected services for our Business Customers to help them reduce their costs, but also offers complementary value-added services for their own clients. We are happy to support Europcar Mobility Group in the project of having its fleet 100% connected in 2023.”