Webfleet and RIO Collaborate to Provide Integrated Fleet Management Solutions for MAN
- Adding MAN trucks to the OEM.connect programme enables fleet managers to use Webfleet’s software-as-a-service platform with the pre-installed telematics hardware RIO Box from MAN.
· In addition, fleet owners with trucks from other brands with installed Webfleet hardware can make use of the RIO software portal
- With this partnership telematics becomes even more accessible for customers, increasing fleet productivity, safety and sustainability.
Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone, today announced at transport logistic 2023 its partnership with RIO, a digital service provider, part of TRATON SE and sister to the commercial vehicle brands MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Truck & Bus.
As part of the agreement, Webfleet, Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution, will enable the integration of its telematics solutions in all MAN trucks with the existing OEM hardware RIO Box from MAN. Adding the truck brand to Webfleet OEM.connect programme allows fleet owners of these vehicle brands to have access to Webfleet's fleet management services and interface, helping fleets improve productivity, compliance and safety with no additional hardware or installation required.
In addition, trucks and LCV from MAN with no pre-installed OEM hardware as well as other truck brands that desire to use the RIO portal, can be equipped with Webfleet hardware.
As a result of this collaboration, RIO and Webfleet will provide customers with easy access to outstanding telematics solutions as well as the possibility to work with leading fleet management applications independent of pre-installed hardware and mixed fleets.
“We are excited about this new partnership with RIO that clearly puts the customer first. The decoupling of telematics hardware and service portal is another step towards making telematics solutions even more flexible and accessible for fleet owners and drivers, helping to shape a more safe, sustainable and efficient mobility future”, said Taco van der Leij, Vice President Webfleet Europe at Bridgestone Mobility Solutions.
Jan Kaumanns, CEO of RIO adds: “We are happy to work with Webfleet to provide state of the art telematics solutions for all MAN users. The two-wayconnection of each other's telematics hardware and software allows customers to use their preferred telematics solutions despite mixed fleets or pre-installed hardware. These open approaches are the future of fleet management.”
The implementation of this new partnership is expected to commence in Europe in the second half of this year.
About Bridgestone Mobility Solutions
Bridgestone Mobility Solutions, a Business Unit of Bridgestone EMIA, is on a mission to move the world towards a sustainable future using data-driven mobility. We aim to become a one-stop shop for fleets, by combining our digital solutions with Bridgestone’s premium tyre products and service-focused retail network. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Webfleet (fleet management), Fleetcare (maintenance as a service), Tirematics (advanced tyre solutions), and Advanced Data Solutions.
Bridgestone Mobility Solutions contributes towards the delivery of The Bridgestone E8 Commitment. This broad, global corporate commitment clearly defines the value Bridgestone is promising to deliver to society, customers and future generations in eight focus areas: Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease and Empowerment. These provide a compass to guide strategic priorities, decision making and actions throughout every area of the business.
Webfleet is Bridgestone’s globally trusted fleet management solution. Over 60,000 businesses across the world use it to improve fleet efficiency, support drivers, boost safety, stay complaint and work more sustainably. For more than 20 years it has been empowering fleet managers with data-driven insights that help them optimise their operations.
Webfleet embraces Bridgestone Mobility Solutions’ mission to move the world towards a sustainable future with data-driven mobility solutions and contributes towards the delivery of The Bridgestone E8 Commitment. This broad, global corporate commitment clearly defines the value Bridgestone is promising to deliver to society, customers and future generations in eight focus areas; Energy, Ecology, Efficiency, Extension, Economy, Emotion, Ease and Empowerment. These provide a compass to guide strategic priorities, decision making and actions throughout every area of the business.
TB Digital Services is a member of the TRATON GROUP and bundles digital services on an open, cloud-based platform under its RIO brand. The product portfolio includes solutions for the logistics and transport industry from the areas of telematics, transport management and driver communication. The TRATON GROUP is a subsidiary of Volkswagen and is one of the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers with its Scania, MAN, Navistar and Volkswagen Truck & Bus brands.