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.

For more information about the event, click here:

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.”

For more information about the event, click here:

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Welcome to the July 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.

How well are you communicating with your drivers?

Let’s face it – sometimes communicating with all of your drivers can be a challenge. Chances are, if you feel like you could be doing more, you probably can. Did you know there is more than one way to communicate with your fleet using LeasePlan services? Opt into any one at any time. Reach out to your account manager for more information.

MyLeasePlan

Let’s start with the MyLeasePlan app. It already offers personal mileage reporting, vehicle maintenance records and a fuel locator – and there’s so much more coming. You can even allow your drivers to accept your company policy and help enforce compliance through the app.

Elle

Enrolling in Elle is a great way to let your drivers do the talking – especially when it comes to the simple things. While drivers would once dial up their fleet managers to ask day-to-day questions, all of those inquiries can now be directed toward Elle first. If she can’t answer it, she’ll learn how. She even absorbs your policy information, making it a one-stop shop for any policy-related questions your drivers may have while on the road. Think of Elle as a fleet manager’s first line of support – she’s not just the driver’s virtual assistant, she’s everybody’s virtual assistant.

OneScore

Tell your drivers how they’re doing, incentivize them, show them where they can improve – all without lifting a finger. Not only does OneScore do all this and more for your drivers, the aggregate data allows you to see your driver performance from a bird’s eye view. So you can better spot the areas that need the most attention to proactively manage your fleet.

To learn more about how to enhance your driver communications setup, reach out to your account manager today.

You, too, can help teach Elle

When you communicate with Elle, she learns and communicates back. She’s able to ingest policy data, fuel card information and more, just to make life a bit easier for you and your drivers. The only way she gets better, though, is by doing more. So, talk to Elle! More talking means more listening – which means more talking (and problem solving!) for fleet’s first virtual assistant.

Go ahead, put her to the test! You can start with things like:

  • What is my fuel card pin?
  • Can my spouse drive my car?
  • Will my company pay for my car wash?

Click here to check out Elle’s full capabilities.

Tech Alpharetta, the nonprofit organization helping the City of Alpharetta lead in innovation, announces three new members of its Strategic Board of Directors. Tech Alpharetta’s Board, which focuses on ideating and implementing strategies for growing the Alpharetta tech community, is comprised of a veritable who’s who of some of the area’s leading, senior technology executives.

The 35-person Board features local c-suite and senior executives, along with community partners – ATDC, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Gwinnett Technical College, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC). Tech Alpharetta’s newest Board members include:

  • Cindy Jordan-Ford, VP & General Manager, USLATAM, Cogeco Peer 1
  • Felipe Smolka, EVP of Transformation, LeasePlan USA
  • James McAnally, VP, Adaptive Management Services, Pointnext, HPE

“Tech Alpharetta continues to selectively grow its Board through the addition of these three impressive innovators,” says Karen Cashion, CEO of Tech Alpharetta. “We’re excited and humbled by their willingness to join us in helping to advance Tech Alpharetta’s mission of growing technology and innovation in the city of Alpharetta.”

 Since its establishment in 2012, Tech Alpharetta and its Board have advised the city of Alpharetta on tech infrastructure and ecosystem. The Board’s recommendations led to the launch of Tech Alpharetta’s Innovation Center, the creation of the city’s economic development website www.growalpharetta.com, and other notable developments.

For more information about Tech Alpharetta, its mission and it programs, or for information about the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center, visit www.techalpharetta.com.

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We are delighted to announce that Carolyn Edwards, senior vice-president, client success, has been nominated for Automotive Fleet’s Hall of Fame 2019.

Edwards has spent her 28 years in fleet with LeasePlan USA. In that time, she has served as director of strategic accounts for client services; director of operations for vehicle acquisition; VP of manufacturer relations and business solutions for client relations; and now serves as SVP, client success. In 2012 she helped found the Women in Fleet Management (WIFM)Task Force, an avenue to provide women in fleet leadership with resources and opportunities for personal and career development.

Honorees inducted into the Hall of Fame will be announced at the 2019 AFLA conference which will be held at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa this year on September 16-18. Inductions into the Hall of Fame happen once a year. Entering the Hall of Fame recognizes industry leaders and pioneers who have contributed significantly to the commercial fleet management profession.

Inductees are selected by their peers through an online ballot. This ballot will be available on Automotive-Fleet.com in July, check back here for a link to vote.

 

 

 

Source: Automotive Fleet

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