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Amsterdam – September 1, 2009: TomTom WORK, the business-to-business division of TomTom, today announces new features to its WEBFLEET® vehicle management and communication system that will help fleet managers to manage their carbon footprint, ultimately reducing their organisation's impact on the environment.
Businesses will be able to run carbon footprint reports on their vehicles – for the whole fleet, a group or an individual. WEBFLEET automatically calculates carbon emissions from the recorded mileage and fuel consumption of the vehicles. Fleet managers can use this information to take steps in reducing the carbon emissions of the fleet.
Another useful function supporting the environment comes with the TomTom WORK Active solution. The LINK 300 device, which goes into every vehicle in the fleet, recognises unnecessary idling time – for example if the engine is left running during a longer standstill. This is reported through the WEBFLEET system, so fleet managers can ensure that this kind of driving behaviour is minimised in the future.
Furthermore, TomTom WORK systems help to improve and optimise the overall eco-friendly driving style in a fleet by detecting and reporting fast acceleration and harsh breaking events that have a negative influence on fuel consumption, carbon emission and the safety of drivers, cars and the total risk profile of the fleet.
«These new features make a real difference to the overall carbon output of a fleet, especially when combined with the overall benefit of reducing the amount of miles driven by smart scheduling, better routing and vehicle management», says Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director TomTom WORK. «As more and more companies are trying to be greener, these will be a welcome addition to our connected navigation solutions.»
As well as looking after the environment, WEBFLEET already enables fleet owners to look after their workforce, by reporting on different and detailed Key Performance Indicators related to the overall efficiency, performance and safety of the whole fleet.