LONDON, August 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
VanQuoteDirect, a leading UK commercial vehicle insurance website has learnt that nine out of ten drivers in the UK would be happy to have telematics fitted to their car or van if it helped cut fuel bills. With technology having improved and evolved dramatically in recent years, research suggests that 50% of large UK businesses are now using telematics in their company fleet, the newer functionality allowing businesses to better manage the costs and risks associated with their fleets.
With fleets coming under ever increasing pressure to reduce their fuel costs and emissions, finding ways to make their vans and drivers more efficient is essential. Telematics provide an excellent solution, being a more accessible and quicker to implement solution than simply replacing a fleet with newer, more economical vehicles.
Telematics have a number of benefits and trials have shown individual drivers can save as much as 25% in fuel without noticing a difference in their driving. Van Quote Direct have determined that applying this across the whole of the UK's company's car fleets would save billions of pounds per year, a crucial saving in the current economic climate.
With the majority of fleet drivers welcome to Telematics and the cost of installing the technology now at an affordable level, VanQuoteDirect ask - Can we afford not to have telematics in our vehicles?
Whilst a significant change in attitudes and approach might seem unlikely to some, VanQuoteDirect would point to the great changes that have occurred in the recent past that are now accepted as the norm such as diesel used as a primary fuel for company vehicles and CO2 tax.
With it being inevitable that Telematics will play an important role in the role of a fleet driver sooner rather than later VanQuoteDirect suggest that the benefits to a company aren't solely financial but that it could positively help to reduce stress for business users too, as time limits can be more enforced properly and safety improved.
Joe de Vries of VanQuoteDirect has commented: "Talking to clients we've worked with over a number of years we've found that, with the technology surrounding telematics having become more efficient since its introduction, more and more companies are looking to introduce the system as a means of not just improving the efficiency of the user, but also the vehicle itself."
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Joe de Vries