Ford has joined the so-called OEM.connect partner programme, created and developed by Webfleet, Bridgestone’s fleet management brand. Ford passenger cars and vans with line fitted connectivity are ready to connect with the Webfleet service platform, eliminating the need for after-market hardware installations. This integrated solution makes it faster, easier and cheaper for fleet managers to utilise telematics technology. All that is needed to connect the vehicles is the vehicle identification number (VIN).
With OEM.connect, Ford passenger car and van customers can access the standard Webfleet applications, including fleet performance reporting, trip data, GPS tracking and fuel consumption, helping to streamline their operations.
Webfleet connectivity available for Ford vans
Instant notifications around vehicle diagnostics, such as tyre pressure warnings, mean the fleet’s health status can be monitored in real time, enabling fleet managers to keep their drivers safe and minimise vehicle downtime. All vehicle data is displayed in the Webfleet interface and can also be accessed from anywhere via the Webfleet mobile app.
OEM.connect for Ford vehicles is available to order now in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. The programme will be made available in more countries and regions in future.
“We are happy to welcome Ford to our OEM.connect programme and offer an integrated telematics solution to our joint customers,” said Taco van der Leij, Vice President of Webfleet Europe. “This cooperation underlines how important telematics data is for fleets and how pooling expertise will accelerate and improve the application of this technology”.