General Motors is teaming with Telogis, makers of a “location intelligence platform,” to provide fleets with a new telematics solution that the automaker says will help control costs, increase safety, and enhance fleet operations.
The press release from GM said Telogis is integrating its platform into OnStar application program interfaces (APIs), allowing fleet managers to make decisions relating to vehicle location, odometer, fuel consumption and other maintenance information on their GM connected vehicles.
GM Fleet and Commercial U.S. Vice President Ed Peper said, “The combination of OnStar’s industry-leading, unique infrastructure and the Telogis platform will allow fleet managers to keep their vehicles running smoothly on the road. This is the next step in expanding our connected vehicle service offerings to help fleets operate more efficiently and identify cost savings.”
Telogis Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales Susan Heystee said, “By leveraging GM’s OnStar connected services infrastructure, we make it easier for customers to access our comprehensive location intelligence platform directly through any GM OnStar-equipped commercial vehicles. GM customers have easy access to powerful analytics and connected intelligence that will transform the way their business is done outside the four walls.”
Importantly, Telogis integration is the first set of commercial applications to make use of the API announced by GM and OnStar early last year. The Telogis functionality reportedly will be available to GM fleet customers this spring.
GM said Telogis provides a comprehensive cloud-based location intelligence platform for companies that require route optimization, real-time work order management, commercial navigation, telematics, and mobile integration services. Information from the field is transmitted from the vehicle using OnStar technology, the press release said. The system reportedly requires no additional hardware or third-party installation costs, something sure to be a hit with fleet managers everywhere.