SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonet Mobile, the first internet-based telematics and applications service platform provider for the automotive transportation industry, today announced it will be deploying its wireless connectivity technology to Mazda Motorsports for the 2014 race season.
Mazda Motorsports will equip its fleet with Autonet's in-car Wi-Fi technology to gain seamless, wireless in-motion connectivity, allowing the team's transporter drivers to connect while on the road. In order to improve driving efficiency and increase driver safety, Autonet's Fleet Tracker™ mobile application will also be utilized to monitor driving habits and vehicle performance. The data provided in the application will be securely transmitted directly to Mazda's engineering and support teams, to help with both product and research development.
"It is important for us to always closely monitor our race cars and for the fleet to be connected while on and off the track," said John Doonan, director, Mazda Motorsports. "Autonet Mobile provides us with essential technology that will allow us to better understand efficiency in both our cars and drivers. The information provided by Autonet will be critical for advancing our very own vehicle technology moving forward."
Autonet's technology will allow Mazda Motorsports to:
- Track the location of equipment and monitor stop locations and time
- Identify drivers, jobs, assets and landmarks while cars are on the road
- Route a qualified worker who's closest to the job, if there is a vehicle maintenance issue
- Provide mobile timecard functionality and review timecards
- Receive alerts when a vehicle enters or leaves a designated area (geo-fencing)
- Play back a history of where vehicles have been
- Set alerts for preventative maintenance and speeding conditions
"Our technology helps partners stay connected while on the road and enhances vehicle productivity and driver performance," explained Sterling Pratz, CEO of Autonet Mobile. "We are excited to bring our fleet management offering to Mazda Motorsports' high-technology race cars, and look forward to seeing the results of its deployment throughout 2014."
About Autonet Mobile
Autonet Mobile is one of the first Internet-based telematics and applications service providers designed for your vehicle. Founded in 2005, and based on a technology platform designed to maintain wireless connectivity to vehicles in motion, Autonet Mobile work in direct partnership with several of the world's largest OE automotive manufacturers. www.autonetmobile.com
About Mazda Motorsports
Mazda is the number-one brand for road-racers across North America among both club racers and professionals. Thousands of Mazda powered grassroots racers compete in various classes with the SCCA and NASA highlighted by Spec Miata, the world's largest spec class with over 2,500 cars built. In 2006 Mazda Motorsports established the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Ladder to assist racers in moving up through the ranks. In 2010 this was expanded to include the Mazda Road to Indy. Key to Mazda's success is strategic partnerships with the Skip Barber Racing School and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
SOURCE Autonet Mobile