Chauffeur firm telematics encourage safer driving

Swindon based Flightlink Chauffeurs has equipped its fleet with telematics to live monitor the movements and performance of its fleet of luxury vehicles and chauffeurs with the aim of ensuring a high level of driving.

The Kinesis systems feature personal ID key fobs, which allow any chauffeur to drive any car, and feeds back essential information to a controller, allowing them to manage driving hours, performance and fuel consumption.

The latest vehicle tracking technology also integrates with fuel and credit card payments from UK Fuels as part of a one-stop system also allowing the company to maintain top levels of service to its clients.

In addition, Flightlink uses a service which allows the firm’s chauffeurs to purchase goods for their passengers on a credit card for automatic charging onto the client’s account.  With Kinesis integration, added data on the specific vehicle and driver can be viewed and reported from within a single web-based system.

Cecilia van Zyl, Managing Director, Flightlink Chauffeurs commented; “Kinesis has been a revelation as it just seems to work better than other systems, giving us accurate location data when others fail.  With the driver performance feature, we’ve already seen an improvement in driving scores, up from 70 to 80 per cent. The improvement in these scores would be presented to the insurance company and could result in a reduction in rates,” And being Google Maps based is a big benefit as we not only get a familiar and easy web mapping interface showing vehicle movements, but we also get live traffic data so we can alert the chauffeur.”

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