MAN Truck & Bus has described its new EcoStyle system as a powerful enterprise grade telematics solution for customers in the Middle East-Africa (MEA) region.
Available to fleet customers for the first time, EcoStyle is a dynamic solution suite designed to support “improved levels of fleet efficiency & safety, and reduce environmental impact.”
EcoStyle has been fine-tuned through millions of hours in service, added MAN & Bus, predicts that the technology will help customers enhance their earnings.
The system enables fleets to monitor fuel consumption and driver performance with users able to access a suite of reports on the operation of fleet vehicles. Furthermore, integration with Google Maps lets customers can get detailed information about each vehicle in their fleet and get a “street level view”.
“Over the years, MAN vehicles have become reference for reliability and efficiency. However, our customers are constantly looking at ways to achieve greater operational efficiency with the aim to increase their earnings,” said Joerg Mommertz, SVP, head of sales area Middle East, Africa & Latin America (MEA&LA), MAN Truck & Bus. “With the MAN EcoStyle, we are confident that customers will get to gain more from their vehicles.”
MAN Truck & Bus has partnered with Microlise, a UK-based company that has developed and tested a system which lets customers track their vehicles in real-time.
Noel Macaron, head of Truck Sales, Sales Area MEA&LA, MAN Truck & Bus, added, “The attractive proposition is that MAN EcoStyle can be purchased for new man vehicles or even retro-fitted to existing ones. This telematics solution can help customers gain significant advantage in their business.”
MAN Truck & Bus believes that through monitoring, debrief and regular coaching in good driving practice, customers can realise savings of 5% to 15% in fuel costs within their fleet: “Information such as harsh cornering, speeding and harsh braking can be monitored, giving customers the data that they can use to coach their drivers in best practice. In addition, improved utilisation can help to improve fuel efficiency still further.”