ARI, announced a new data integration service with Ford Commercial Solutions that will provide telematics solution for fleet customers. The agreement combines Ford Commercial Solutions’ Data Services product with ARI insights®, ARI’s proprietary fleet management portal, to deliver real-time visibility into the precise operating conditions of fleet vehicles.
By the end of 2019, most Ford vehicles will be connected with many models already offering connectivity options today. These vehicles will include a built-in telematics unit to transmit data directly from the vehicle to the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC), an open platform that securely manages information flow to and from the vehicles’ embedded modems, eliminating the need for third-party hardware and the required installation downtime. The information flows seamlessly from the TMC into ARI’s data warehouse where it is integrated with the customer’s fleet data and available for comprehensive analysis via ARI insights.
Customers will also receive the benefit of OEM-direct data, providing access to a greater range of information with precision accuracy. In addition to traditional metrics such as location tracking and driver behavior monitoring, fleet operators will have increased transparency into vehicle diagnostics, fuel levels and downtime tracking.
A business unit of Ford Smart Mobility, Ford Commercial Solutions helps fleets improve their operational effectiveness by offering OEM-grade vehicle data verified by Ford engineers such as fuel use and vehicle health alerts.