Canada’s Geotab, an internet of things and connected transportation company, has announced the availability of the Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford vehicles, creating a portal for fleet managers to access vehicle data through the MyGeotab platform.
Through the integration, Ford Data Services will securely transfer data from Ford vehicles with a factory installed modem or Ford Plug-In Modem where required, to Geotab’s cloud environment, eliminating the need for third-party hardware.
Fleet managers will be able to oversee entire fleets in one portal and have access to the Geotab Marketplace, a portfolio of mobile apps, hardware add-ons, and software add-ins to further customize their fleet management solutions.
“Ford Data Services provides the power of choice so that businesses can get manufacturer-grade vehicle information from the telematics provider of their choice, such as Geotab,” says Michelle Moody, director at Ford Commercial Solutions. “With the launch of Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford Vehicles, fleets are able to access vehicle information such as fuel usage, vehicle health, and driver behavior through the Geotab platform for vehicles with a Ford modem.”
The solution be available for all Ford 2020 or newer models in the U.S.
“The Geotab Integrated Solution for Ford Vehicles will allow fleet managers to benefit from the combination of Geotab’s actionable data insights and powerful rules engine with the rich diagnostic data from Ford’s factory-fitted modem,” says Sherry Calkins, vice president of strategic partners at Geotab. “This means that regardless of whether they are utilizing an embedded or externally installed telematics solution, the entire fleet can be managed from one platform.”
Geotab is based in Toronto.