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TomTom launches telematic tracking system

  • New vehicle tracking system unveiled by TomTom
  • Can monitor driver behaviour and fuel level information
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Satellite navigation provider TomTom has unveiled a new system which monitors driver behaviour.

Aimed at helping businesses contain the rising cost of fuel, the LINK 510 system monitors not only driver behaviour, but also vehicle position and movement of any car, van or truck with the system fitted.

It can return information on fuel consumption as well as monitoring factors such as engine over-revving and the remaining fuel left in a vehicle. This means automatic alerts can be set up to warn fleet managers of fuel theft – a problem becoming more prevalent as fuel prices increase.

"The soaring cost of fuel has made it the number one concern for many fleet operators and the LINK 510 builds on TomTom's existing product portfolio to give them even greater power to improve efficiency, monitor driver behaviour and deliver cost savings,” said Thomas Schmidt, managing director TomTom Business Solutions. 

"We believe that every company that uses vehicles for business will become more profitable by putting the LINK 510 at the heart of their vehicles."

Installed in your vehicle, the system works alongside TomTom’s WEBFLEET online fleet management system. It can also be integrated into a navigation system to provide job dispatch, ETA communication and working time management functionality. The system also has capability to allow vehicle doors to open only in authorised areas to protect high-value goods.

The TomTom LINK 510 is available to buy now, priced at £249 +VAT.