Telecommunications group Verizon has announced that its telematics provider subsidiaries, including Fleetmatics and Telogis, have been brought together under the new, unified brand of Verizon Connect.
The 6 March launch is said to be the culmination of more than $5 billion in investments, and to offer customers a one-stop approach to connected vehicle software solutions and services that help drive safety, productivity and efficiency.
Verizon Connect says its new brand provides the connectivity and data insights to enable its customers to be more informed about vehicle and worker location, efficiency, safety, productivity and compliance.
Customers will also benefit from the combined experience of 3,500 dedicated professionals and nearly 20 years of telematics, mobile workforce and fleet management expertise, the firm added.
“One of the things we’re most proud of at Verizon Connect is the potential our current and future technologies have for massive societal impact,” said Andrés Irlando, CEO of Verizon Connect.
“We’re working with customers to maintain cold chain integrity and keep perishable items safe during transport, routing customers’ vehicles more efficiently to reduce emissions, monitoring vehicle diagnostics to improve fuel efficiency, and providing a gamification app that helps customers recognise and reward their safest drivers, just to name a few.”
The Verizon Connect portfolio of solutions and services includes fleet and mobile workforce management software platforms, embedded OEM hardware, and Hum by Verizon, a connected vehicle device said to help create a safer, smarter and more connected driving experience for consumers.