Welcome to the December Product Rundown! We’re accelerating into 2020 with new driver communications, new MyLeasePlan app features and a brand new, fully-integrated telematics platform that just so happens to be the first in fleet.Welcome to the December Product Rundown! We’re accelerating into 2020 with new driver communications, new MyLeasePlan app features and a brand new, fully-integrated telematics platform that just so happens to be the first in fleet.

OneConnect reinvents telematics for LeasePlan

We are using interactive dashboards to help us visualize data in ways we never have before. With OneConnect, the brand new connected vehicles platform here at LeasePlan, we’ve found a way to help fleet managers analyze historical driver and vehicle data in one convenient place. We’ve rolled out OneConnect within our very own fleet to start, and we’re here to tell you the solution truly is a game changer.

So, it’s fully integrated – what does that really mean?

This means for the first time ever, we can visualize our telematics data and our very own proprietary fleet data in the same place. Traditionally, telematics offerings have been siloed off from FMC datasets, often available through a separate view that can be downloaded and manually integrated to drive deeper insights. And while this does serve as a perfectly viable solution, OneConnect takes it a step farther. The platform marries rich telematics data from Geotab with your fleet’s key data points, including everything from fuel tracking to vehicle oil life.

What kind of driver data can I see?

OneConnect is specifically designed to integrate data points from our driver scoring solution, OneScore, which adds a unique value to the platform. Fleets opted into OneScore can visualize driver performance according to OneScore data, allowing us to not only view our most risky drivers, but the least risky drivers in our fleet as well. This makes it easier for us to reward top performers for a job well done, and to establish a baseline for what good driving behavior looks like for our fleet.

For fleets not opted into OneScore, this level of detail can still be attained through event counts instead. Because OneConnect keeps tabs of speeding, seatbelt, harsh braking and acceleration events, these metrics are also readily available to best illustrate your fleet activity.

Want to test drive OneConnect? Reach out and let us know.

Digital maintenance guides get the ‘thumbs up’

You let us know digital vehicle maintenance guides (VMGs) are in demand, and we’re excited to announce they’ll be coming soon. While drivers can still use the printed VMGs found in their driver onboarding packets, the MyLeasePlan app will now feature a digital VMG for easier driver access. Some of the perks of this new feature:

  • Details of the last maintenance service will also be visible, as well as future maintenance mileage thresholds and their respective services
  • Mileage thresholds will be identical to those listed on the printed VMGs – there are no changes to the maintenance schedule itself
  • No need to worry about keeping track of the VMG or damaging it with shop residue

If you’d like to know more about any of the products or services you see here, feel free to reach out to an account manager to get started today.

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Alpharetta, GA. (Nov. 18, 2019) – LeasePlan USA, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility services, today launched a unique new platform further evolving its telematics value proposition into a new frontier in fleet management. OneConnect is a new Connected Vehicle cloud platform that merges real-time raw data from vehicles on the road with proprietary LeasePlan fleet management data providing the best 360-degree view of overall fleet performance and driver behavior.

“OneConnect provides a window into never before-seen fleet insights,” said Felipe Smolka, executive vice president of transformation, who leads on strategy and innovation at LeasePlan USA. “The uniqueness of our new approach lands a fresh flavor on how to look at a fleet, as we now have the opportunity to marry all relevant data points into one single pane of glass.”

The platform aligns with existing LeasePlan innovations such as the MyLeasePlan mobile app, virtual assistant Elle and OneScore to help fleet managers take more control over driver behavior, route mapping, risk and most importantly – safety. Driver safety and efficiency mark the cornerstones of this exciting new product.

“The aim is to provide our clients with the tools they need to maintain a one-to-one connection with their drivers regardless of fleet size. OneConnect allows them to do this seamlessly and in a digital way”, said James Brand, product manager, LeasePlan. “We know risky behavior leads to higher TCO.”

Geotab, a global telematics leader, partnered with LeasePlan to provide access to high-quality data using Geotab’s open-platform API for the OneConnect platform. “Finding ways to improve road safety and efficiency has always been a top priority for Geotab,” stated Geotab CEO Neil Cawse. “Solutions such as LeasePlan’s OneConnect can enable better data-driven decision making to help businesses better manage their fleets through improved visibility into both their vehicles and drivers.”

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About LeasePlan

LeasePlan is one of the world’s leading Car-as-a-Service companies, with 1.9 million vehicles under management in over 30 countries. Our core business involves managing the entire vehicle life-cycle for our clients, taking care of everything from purchasing and maintenance to car re-marketing. With more than 50 years’ experience, we are a trusted partner for our corporate and mobility service clients. Our mission is to provide what’s next in sustainable mobility via an ‘Any car, Anytime, Anywhere’ service – so our customers can focus on what’s next for them. Find out more at www.leaseplan.com.

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LeasePlan executives will be presenting at two big industry conferences this week, Fleet Forward Conference in San Jose, Ca., and Connected Fleets USA, Atlanta, Ga.

Felipe Smolka, executive vice president, transformation, joins an exciting panel at Connected Fleets USA, to discuss Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and the challenges it will bring to the fleet industry. Today, MaaS is all about giving people customized and flexible transportation options, but how can existing – and indeed future – technology be leveraged for managing a shared fleet?

“I’m looking forward to the event and to contributing to what I’m sure will be an insightful panel discussion. Mobility-as-a-Service is an exciting area for fleet to move into, but also an extremely important one. MaaS is without a doubt the future of the transportation industry in general, and we’ve already made extensive inroads into solving some of the unique problems faced by consumers in this space. The trucking industry especially is ripe and ready for disruption, and I think we will see that with MaaS.” said Smolka.

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Greg Buckland, chief information officer, will co-present a session on data privacy and controls at Fleet Forward. With so much computing power packed into our vehicles today, and continuous streams of data being fed back and analyzed, we need to be careful to ensure that strict privacy regulations and protocols are always followed. And it can get confusing fast. This panel seminar takes the data conversation to the next step for fleets, understanding how the data will be accessed and data governance usage, obtaining driver consents to use their data, and much more.

Buckland had this to say: “I am excited to be part of a conference that focuses on tech in fleet. As our lives become more connected we must pay close attention to the increase of data in our vehicles and from our vehicles. Security often becomes a second thought to progress. GDPR and now CCPA are bringing security and privacy back into focus where it should be. More than ever it is important to establish best practices around driver and vehicle data to continue to harvest the benefits from it while keeping our clients’ information protected.”

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Welcome to the October Product Rundown! Here you’ll find the latest updates and tech improvements we’ve been working on right here at LeasePlan. If you’d like to know more about any of the products or services you see here, feel free to reach out to your account manager to get started today.

Intelligent communications take us from order to delivery

We’re improving our order-to-delivery communications, which means more timely, informative updates for you and your drivers along the way. Drivers will still be notified every step of the way, from the time the manufacturer receives the order right up until the time of delivery. If your driver is turning in a vehicle, we’ve got that covered, too.

These new updates will be sent through email and are also accessible in the MyLeasePlan app. Within the app, drivers can see the estimated vehicle delivery date and even details on where and how to complete pick-ups and turn-ins.

MyLeasePlan usage skyrockets

LeasePlan has seen more than 10,000 new users join the MyLeasePlan app community this year. We talked to a few of them to find out what they’re loving the most.

One driver said they love the OneScore feature the most – specifically, the ability to keep tabs on his own performance. “I especially like it when I do something to make my score go up,” he said. Makes sense – OneScore works in real time and drivers always have a clear view of what their scores are made of.

Another driver said the ability to open the app and check on vehicle order status was the biggest benefit for her thus far. Without having to rely on emails or phone calls, she was still able to gauge how long it would take to receive her vehicle, and even details on where and how to pick it up.

Elle was popular among our drivers as well! They mentioned how easy it is to use and how Elle has simplified everyday concerns, like policy questions and personal mileage logging.

Picking tires: do you know the differences?

As winter approaches, we’ll be talking more and more about how to decide which tires are best for your fleet. But to start, we’ve saved you some time and compared a few. We think there may be some differences that might surprise you.