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ALD Automotive chooses Telefónica Tech and Geotab as its preferred partner to connect its vehicles in Europe and Latin America

Bnamericas Published: Monday, April 26, 2021

Madrid, April 26, 2021. ALD Automotive, a leading global player in the vehicle leasing segment with a presence in 43 countries and the leading provider in the sector in Europe, has chosen Telefónica Tech and Geotab as its preferred partner to develop its leasing solution. connected car. In this way, ALD Automotive has plans to roll out the solution in Europe and Latin America starting with 12 countries in 2021.

Telefónica Tech, the Telefónica holding company that encompasses the digital businesses of IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud and Cybersecurity, and Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected mobility, are partners in the field of connected cars and vehicle telematics. In this case, both companies will collaborate to provide ALD Automotive with a comprehensive fleet management solution that includes a device, connectivity and telematics platform. This solution will provide key data such as GPS location, accelerometer and data from the vehicle's electronic unit, with high compatibility with makes and models. All the data obtained goes through a process of anonymization, extrapolation and aggregation that helps to guarantee the privacy of the users.

With this solution, ALD Automotive will be able to carry out remote and real-time management of vehicle fleets, proactively plan car maintenance operations, and improve the experience for drivers and fleet managers. This solution significantly reduces environmental impact, by monitoring CO2 emissions and using fuel more efficiently. On the other hand, these solutions also contribute to improving driving safety by reducing the accident rate, thanks, among others, to improved driving habits.

Telefónica, recognized as a world leader for the seventh consecutive year by Gartner's Magic Quadrant for IoT services, offers IoT managed connectivity, vertical solutions such as those related to Smart Mobility, as well as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence solutions.

With a presence in Europe and Latin America, Telefónica Tech will offer full support to ALD Automotive in the countries where it deploys connected vehicle technology to ensure that queries and incidents issued by local teams are quickly notified and resolved by teams located in the same time zone. .

For its part, Geotab has been ranked the number one commercial telematics company in the world by ABI Research for two consecutive years. By equipping more than 2.2 million vehicles in more than 130 countries with its fleet management solution, Geotab processes more than 40 billion data points every day to help companies improve productivity, safety, and security. efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of your vehicles.

“ALD Automotive manages more than 1.76 million vehicles in 43 countries. We needed the best and most advanced telematics solution available on the market and, for this reason, we have chosen Telefónica Tech and Geotab as one of the preferred partners to help us optimize the management of our connected fleet solution for large companies and SMEs. ”Explains Álvaro Martínez Robles, head of acquisitions at ALD Automotive.

"Telefónica Tech was born in November 2019 to encompass digital businesses with high growth potential of IoT, Big Data, Cloud and Cybersecurity, and to accompany companies and countries in their digitization. In this case, thanks to the knowledge of our specialized team in IoT and Big Data, we are contributing to the digital transformation of ALD Automotive, providing, among other things, advanced data analysis and value to monitor the vehicle fleet in a more efficient way ”, comments Gonzalo Martín-Villa, CEO of IoT and Big Data at Telefónica Tech.

"With more than 2.2 million connected vehicles, Geotab is the world's largest commercial telematics company and we are firmly committed to delivering innovative solutions that deliver tangible results," said Iván Lequerica, Geotab Vice President Southwest Europe. "We are proud to collaborate with Telefónica Tech and ALD, companies that share our vision of mobility, to help our customers meet their objectives of environmental sustainability, increase safety and improve the efficiency of fleet operations," he adds .

About ALD Automotive

ALD Automotive is a global leader in mobility solutions, offering comprehensive fleet management and leasing services in 43 countries to a customer base of large companies, SMEs, professionals and individuals. A leader in its industry, ALD Automotive places sustainable mobility at the center of its strategy, providing innovative mobility solutions and technology services to its customers, helping them focus on their daily business. With 6,700 employees worldwide, ALD Automotive manages 1.78 million vehicles (as of the end of March 2020). ALD is listed on Compartment A of Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0013258662; Ticker: ALD) and is included in the SBF120 index. Société Générale is the majority shareholder of ALD.

For more information, visit www.aldautomotive.com

About Telefónica Tech  
Telefónica Tech is a holding company owned by the Telefónica group. The company has a wide range of services and integrated technological solutions for Cybersecurity, Cloud, IoT, Big Data or Blockchain. Telefónica Tech's capabilities reach, every day, more than 300,000 clients in 175 countries.

For more information, visit: https://tech.telefonica.com/

About Geotab

Geotab securely connects vehicles to the internet, providing advanced analytics for fleet management. The open platform and the Marketplace allow small, medium and large companies to automate processes by integrating vehicle data with other company data. The GO device acts as an IoT hub for the vehicle, allowing the connectivity of additional functionalities through IOX plug-ins. Geotab processes billions of data points per day that are used for data analysis and machine learning, to improve productivity, optimize fleets through reduced fuel consumption, improve driver safety and achieve greater regulatory compliance. Geotab products are marketed worldwide through a network of authorized distributors. For more information, visit www.geotab.com or follow us on @GEOTAB and LinkedIn.

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