Verizon is rolling out Networkfleet management solution over the Verizon Wireless network using technology from Hughes Telematics, which Verizon acquired last year. Networkfleet will debut in Verizon's U.S. service fleet for improved monitoring, management and route optimization capabilities.
The Networkfleet telematics solution combines in-vehicle hardware and a Web-based application to store, view and analyze data on specific vehicles as well as overall fleet performance. Vehicles are equipped with a GPS device that sends information to the Networkfleet Data Center over a secure wireless network. Key features include GPS fleet tracking, asset tracking, fleet maps, vehicle diagnostics with alerts, roadside assistance, preventative maintenance and other fleet management tools.
Verizon is deploying Networkfleet to an initial 18,000 company vehicles in its fleet this year to expedite customer service, while increasing productivity and cost efficiencies.
"As one of the largest commercial fleet operators in the United States, Verizon recognizes the challenges and opportunities associated with managing fleets, and we continue to shape our offerings to help customers turn rolling assets into a competitive business advantage," said David Small, senior vice president and chief platform officer for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. "We see the fleet management space as a tremendous opportunity. We will continue to work with our ecosystem to serve this growing market, and we are committed to innovating in the machine-to-machine space."
Verion said its Networkfleet solution could be used in many industries, such as transportation, energy & utilities, government, retail, construction, etc.