TomTom announced that it has teamed up with DKV, a provider of cash-free fuel services, to help truckers drive more efficiently by minimizing their fuel consumption.
The companies have developed two applications – DKV Eco Driving and DKV Refuel Planning – that combine TomTom’s large-vehicle maps and navigation, traffic and routing expertise with DKV’s knowledge of fuel stops. The applications will be available on the TomTom Bridge device starting in 2019.
DKV Eco Driving and DKV Refuel Planning will be launched with the DKV Bonification system, which awards drivers for efficient driving.
DKV Eco Driving uses telematics data to help the driver develop a more efficient driving style, while DKV Refuel Planning guides the truck driver on the shortest and cheapest route to the best-value gas station.
TomTom Bridge is a flexible, open platform that integrates TomTom’s technology into commercial-vehicle businesses, helping them to move more efficiently. It allows Android-based business applications to connect seamlessly with TomTom services, providing mobility solutions on a single device, according to Amsterdam-based TomTom.
“Fuel consumption is a business- and environment-critical issue for any commercial-vehicle company,” said Mike Schoofs, managing director, TomTom Consumer. “By teaming up with DKV, our TomTom Bridge platform – plus our navigation and routing expertise – is going to help drivers to think and drive more efficiently.”
“I’m convinced that teaming up is a good start to create synergies in digital solutions and help the driver to benefit from a more efficient driving style,” said Hendrik Rosenboom, chief digital officer and managing director at DKV Mobility Services Business Center.