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FCA and Targa Telematics introduce new electric fleet management tools

Targa Telematics and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign multi-year agreement for fleet management across the European market, creating a new My Fleet Manager portal. The initiative covers all FCA connected models in the EMEA area.

The agreement between FCA and Targa Telematics has created a new My Fleet Manager portal with new features for electric and connected car fleets

The agreement between FCA and Targa Telematics has created a new My Fleet Manager portal with new features for electric and connected car fleets

Targa Telematics’ integrated functions in FCA supplied corporate fleet vehicles in the EMEA region include a remote accessible interface, control over activities, service status, maintenance and assistance of each vehicle amongst more functions.

The integration of Targa Telematics into the vehicles is said to make management more effective and efficient for both driver and fleet manager.

A new “My Fleet Manager Portal” has been created following the agreement, which integrates existing telematics services “Uconnect Services”, “Alfa Connect Services” and “Mopar Connect”, to offer a suite of fleet management applications for corporate fleets or small medium enterprises (SMEs).

“My Fleet Manager” introduces capabilities focused on electric and connected cars, to be launched later this year. The project involves all FCA connected models, with both internal combustion and electric powertrains, on 32 EMEA markets in total. These will allow a fleet manager to:

●     Check the level and status of vehicle charging.

●     Start the charging session remotely.

●     Plan charging slots having an overview of the entire fleet.

●     Set the departure time of vehicles and ensure that drivers find them at a comfortable temperature (pre-conditioning).

At the forthcoming launch of the new Ducato, FCA will start a free trial of the new My Fleet Manager features.

Francesco Abbruzzesi, head of Mopar EMEA said: “This initiative is of strategic importance for FCA within the context of the new ecosystem for connected vehicles. Via the My Fleet Manager solution we will offer a suite of functionalities aimed at the Enterprise Mobility world, allowing the real-time monitoring of corporate fleets and the reduction of the related management TCO. In support of this, we will include a free trial period of the solution at the launch of the new electric Ducato, so that customers can become familiar with the tool and appreciate its benefits.”

Nicola De Mattia, Targa Telematics CEO said: “The technological component that we are making available to the FCA Group, for which we are long-standing technological partner, fully integrates with the car. Fleet management solutions can be digitally activated without further intervention, as a service upgrade. The mobility sector is undergoing significant evolution and, in this context, Targa Telematics is playing a leading role, accompanying its customers in the innovation process in order to accelerate their path towards Digital Transformation”.

Targa Telematics has provided FCA with solutions for fleet monitoring for both the B2C and B2B markets since 2018 (with the “Mopar Connect” and “Mopar Connect Fleet” projects), which monitor vehicle usage status in real time.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.