Michelin’s Connected Fleet is the umbrella brand for the Group’s fleet management services and solutions, which is suitable for all fleet types and offers smart data solutions to help the day-to-day running of fleets.
Michelin to Launch Connected Fleet at ITT Hub
For service and solutions, Michelin has confirmed that Connected Fleet will be its suite of connected solutions for HGV fleets, intended to give hauliers and own-account operators a complete, real-time vision of how their trucks and trailers are utilised.
The programme receives and processes data from around 300 million journeys per year, comprising Masternaut in Europe, NexTraq in North America, and Sascar in South America – collectively responsible for 600,000 vehicles operated by 70,000 customers, spanning 48 countries.
Michelin Connected Fleet collects vital data through a range of comprehensive and advanced onboard telematics systems to give fleet managers a real-time view of their goods, the trucks and trailers making up their fleet, and where they are located. This helps to optimise fleet utilisation, which in turn reduces operating costs, whilst also bolstering road safety by providing valuable feedback on driving behaviours.
Speaking at the launch, Matt Childs, Michelin Connected Fleet Operational Marketing Manager UK & France, said: “We are focused on helping fleet managers to accelerate their business with performance analysis services, based on smart data and tools. This lead to better insights and better visibility. In turn, this helps to make operations more cost-effective, safer, more predictable and sustainable.”
Data can also be used to help anticipate maintenance requirements, leading to reductions in unscheduled downtime. Plus, the system can monitor tyre pressures and temperatures to considerably reduce the likelihood of roadside breakdowns, which can lead to missed deliveries, vehicle damage and increased tyre costs.
Highlighting the full Connected Fleet’s offer, Childs added: “We stand out for delivering personalised assistance from our team of Michelin Connected Fleet experts. It’s no longer enough just to provide access to fleet data; we have performance analysis embedded into our offering. This means we are perfectly placed to help customers master the management of their fleets and improve their operations. Our analysis can unlock savings and help define future fleet strategy. We’re focused on adding value, at every stage.”
So far, Connected Fleet has launched in Spain, followed by France, with plans to deploy the programme in Germany and South Africa is expected by the end of the year.
Gilson Santiago, Michelin Connected Fleet CEO, concluded: “Data management is vital when it comes to running a fleet. As vehicle technology develops, our expertise in data analysis allows us to meet our customers’ requirements as precisely as possible to assist them in their activities. With Michelin Connected Fleet, we offer them the tools and expert support to help them transform the data from their vehicles into information with high added value. This will allow them to improve their company’s efficiency, reduce their environmental impact, and make their operations safer.”