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General Motors Fleet has added Spireon to its telematics service provider roster. Using the embedded OnStar 4G LTE hardware in the vehicles, Spireon will offer a customized version of its FleetLocate tool that will allow fleet operators to better manage their General Motors vehicles, beginning this May.
Spireon’s FleetLocate joins a roster of GM Fleet business solutions that includes a version of Telogis Fleet for GM and GM’s own Commercial Link tool. Each solution is turnkey, scalable and can help provide cost savings by eliminating unnecessary hardware costs and limiting vehicle downtime, according to GM.
“Connectivity is the future for fleets of all sizes because the opportunities to help improve safety and reduce operating costs are so great,” said Ed Peper, the U.S. vice president for GM Fleet. “With OnStar 4G LTE technology and sophisticated software—whether it’s developed by us or by leading third-party providers—we can deliver innovative business solutions that work for any customer.”
Spireon’s web-based fleet management solutions monitor vehicle and driver performance and give fleet operators insights to help them reduce fuel costs, idle time, labor, fleet mileage and maintenance-related downtime, and help provide insights into driver behavior, the company said.
“FleetLocate connected by OnStar helps make it fast and easy for fleet managers to gain valuable vehicle and driver insights from their fleets wherever they are, with no installation downtime,” said Kevin Weiss, chief executive officer of Spireon. “We’re excited to offer our GM customers a ‘push-button’ onboarding experience for FleetLocate, enhanced by exclusive diagnostics and data that only comes from OnStar.”