Monday 22 April 2019

MAN launches next-gen telematics solution

AMMAN, November 17, 2015

MAN Truck & Bus has launched a new generation telematics solution called MAN EcoStyle developed with OEM manufacturer Microlise, for its customers in the Middle East and Africa.

The official launch for the Middle East will take place at construction exhibition Big 5 collocated PMV Live show in the Dubai World Trade Center from November 23 to 26, where the solution will be demonstrated.

Microlise and MAN Truck & Bus already have a long-standing partnership in the UK which is now being expanded to the Middle East under the new brand name MAN EcoStyle.

MAN EcoStyle has been designed to help transport operators to improve driving standards, reduce vehicle wear and tear, enhance safety levels and improve vehicle health, as well as reduce overall operating costs, emissions and fuel usage.

“Having worked with Microlise for many years in the UK we know that their solutions deliver what our customers are looking for,” said Dr Richard Brown, MAN head of Product Management, Middle East and Africa.

“Traffic operators in the Middle East and Africa have a specific set of needs and the new EcoStyle solutions will deliver tangible benefits when it comes to maintenance costs and improving driving standards.”

Microlise is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner for MAN in the UK with every new truck delivered with telematics hardware on-board as standard. The same is planned in the Middle East, with customers choosing what level of telematics service they would like to receive at the point of sale.

“The Middle East market is quite different from that in Europe with less compliance regulation at present, though there is the potential for this to change in the coming years,” said Paul Jurevicius, Microlise head of Global Channel.

“There is also a greater emphasis on improving driving standards by deploying vehicle telematics to increase the longevity of tyres and other vehicle components; rather than having fuel reduction as the primary goal. Out telematics solution provides the information required to address these requirements and more.”

Together with MAN ProfiDrive, the companies certified driver training, MAN EcoStyle also allows for tailor made driver development to reduce the operating costs of the vehicle and thus increase efficiency.

MAN EcoStyle will provide the tools to help monitor and motivate drivers, as well as understand where and how vehicles are operated.  It helps to reduce waiting times through real-time vehicle tracking and allows for a more efficient vehicle dispatching.

The vehicle location will always be visible and the operators will be able to record what they have been doing, how much they are being used, how economically and safely they are being driven, and know that they are secure. – TradeArabia News Service

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