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Thai start-up ‘DRVR’ partners with Tata Communications to revolutionise Asia’s first smart fleet network

Smarter fleet management application allows companies to achieve up to 10% cost saving benefits with a focus on fuel reduction, route management and driver behavior leading to more efficient and eco-friendly commercial fleet control

Mumbai, India - December 06, 2017

International fleet management application provider, DRVR has selected Tata Communications as its global IoT connectivity partner to help achieve its objective of making Asia’s vehicle fleets the smartest and most cost-efficient in the world. Leveraging Tata Communications’ mobility solution-  MOVE™, DRVR can convert information collected from vehicles across Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines and Indonesia into actionable insights to help drive efficiencies and improve cost savings through smarter fleet management.

 

Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Collaboration, Mobility and IoT, Tata Communications
“DRVR’s ambition is to revolutionise international fleet management by making it smarter, borderless and seamless. With Tata Communications MOVE, DRVR only needs to deal with one service provider that takes care of multiple deployments across international borders. Our product portfolio gives any business with a network of assets better control over their costs, reduces time spent on supplier management and enables actionable data to be derived from operational IoT data. All in all, it is an intuitive solution for improving fleet management operations thereby enhancing business performance and success.”

Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Collaboration, Mobility and IoT, Tata Communications

 

The advent of connected vehicles has led to an exponential increase in consumption and creation of human to machine interface applications and solutions. A Forrester report on the Internet of Things states that fleet management and its applications in transportation and logistics across retail and wholesale will be the hottest areas for IoT growth.[1] The Asia Pacific automotive telematics market is expected to reach a value of US$ 15,248 Million by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period[2].

Vehicles in fleets using DRVR technology have been fitted with Tata Communications’ MOVE-IOT Connect™ SIM technology. The sensors transmit data collected in real-time using Tata Communications’ MOVE, which seamlessly connects services using the best available local cellular network. The DRVR application then processes and analyses this data, turning it into actionable intelligence further illustrating fleet performance metrics on any device, mobile or laptop. This means that faster and better informed decisions can be made as fleet managers have a more holistic view of everything that is happening across the fleet, communicating updates in real time; on a highly secure infrastructure ultimately leading to more effective and robust operations on the ground.

David Henderson, Co-founder and CEO, DRVR said: “Our partnership with Tata Communications enables us to overcome two major challenges in our quest to create smarter fleets across our entire geographical footprint. First, rather than negotiate multiple contracts with individual service providers, our entire international IoT network is managed through Tata Communications. As a result, we get valuable visibility of data collected across borders so that we can realise the benefits of smarter fleet management. Second, it allows us a holistic view on a singular dashboard allowing us to respond with improved accuracy and eliminating downtime almost entirely.”

Tata Communications’ MOVE service will be rolled out to DRVR customers through its smart fleet management applications. Tata Communications MOVE is part of the company’s long-term strategy for its mobility services portfolio and its vision of creating an access and usage agnostic, cross-border mobile experience for people and things. The platform is underpinned by Tata Communications’ global network and partnerships with several hundred mobile communications service providers globally. The service enables DRVR to roam across different service providers in any of its covered regions without having to negotiate agreements with multiple providers or pay extra fees.

 

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[1] Forrester report

[2] https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/asia-pacific-automotive-telematics-market

 

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Lancy Jivani
Tata Communications
+91 22 6659 1032
lancy.jivani@tatacommunications.com
Joe McNamara
Hill & Knowlton Strategies
+44 207 413 3230
joe.mcnamara@hkstrategies.com


About Tata Communications


Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises and communications service providers.


The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation space worldwide.


Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice communications. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.


www.tatacommunications.com




About DRVR


DRVR is a leading IoT startup based in Bangkok, Thailand. Bringing the Internet of Things to fleet management, DRVR uses Big Data analysis to optimize business operations for your needs. DRVR’s focus is on transforming data in actionable knowledge.

DRVR combines a Gamified UI with smart algorithms to help businesses save money on vehicle fleet operations. DRVR has developed technology which can remotely monitor driver behaviour and calculate a scorecard based on behaviour to support usage based insurance (UBI). DRVR is also developing Blockchain solutions for the commercial fleets of the 21st century.


http://www.drvr.co/




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