DEARBORN, Mich. & ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Co. and Telogis, Inc. today announced that Ford is joining with Telogis, the premium platform for location intelligence, to provide fleet customers with the industry's most comprehensive and scalable telematics solution for fleet operations. The next-generation Crew Chief powered by Telogis is available at all Ford dealers in North America.
Crew Chief(TM) provides fleet managers with real-time tracking in three areas of fleet operations: vehicle location and trip information, vehicle and driver performance, and vehicle diagnostics. Fleet managers are able to use this real-time vehicle visibility to increase fleet productivity, safety and efficiency.
"Telogis was the right choice for Ford," said Bill Frykman, product development manager of Ford Connected Service Solutions, "because of their proven track record of success with current and potential Ford customers and the ability of their platform to further differentiate the Crew Chief offering."
Telogis is the only provider with a single-platform Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enterprise offering for routing, mobility and telematics. The Telogis platform delivers a broad range of vital fleet data, including visually enhanced real-time alerts. The platform provides actionable information and dashboard-based decision support to make fleets safer, greener and more efficient, and is trusted by a wide range of long-standing customers.
"Ford is the recognized leader in connected vehicles," said Susan Heystee, executive vice president of global sales for Telogis, "and we are excited to partner with Ford to deliver this next-generation version of Crew Chief that takes full advantage of the Telogis platform."
Crew Chief exclusive benefits
Ford will offer its current and future fleet customers Crew Chief with one year of service at all dealers in the US and Canada. For Ford customers, Crew Chief powered by Telogis provides unique Ford Insight alerts and reports, including areas such as safety belt usage, water-in-diesel, accurate miles per gallon, diagnostic trouble code decoding, tire pressure and air bag status.
The demand of Ford's customers to be constantly connected, as they are in other aspects of their daily lives, led Ford to tap into the Telogis' premium platform to create the next level of connectivity among fleets. Telogis has a long history of enhancing the safety, productivity and environmental impact of its customers' businesses.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.
Telogis, Inc., the platform for location intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers' businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services.
Telogis was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with offices in Europe and Latin America as well as development centers in Austin, Texas and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis' products and services are used and distributed in more than 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Telogis visit www.telogis.com or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS.
SOURCE Telogis, Inc.; Ford Motor Co.