New deal extends telematics offering

Arval and PSA have signed an agreement under which they will offer new telematics services to clients of the Arval Active Link solution for Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles.

The Arval Active Access option provides fleet managers with additional possibilities for tracking and optimising their fleets.

Under the terms of a completely new type of collaboration between manufacturer and leasing company, technical data gathered by PSA will be used to enhance the services offered by Arval from the end of 2016 onwards. This collaboration will be put to use through the creation of a new Arval Active Link option; Arval Active Access.

Arval Active Access provides the companies with access to data directly gathered from the vehicles operated by their customers.

This enables them to measure vehicle fuel consumption per journey, counter fuel fraud, and attain real-time maintenance and fault alerts. Customers can choose which alerts they wish to receive on the basis of their own needs.

Arval chief digital officer Angela Montacute said, ‘This collaboration with the PSA Group gives us the opportunity to offer our clients an enriched Arval Active Link offer, enhanced with new possibilities in terms of fleet optimisation. We will be paying close attention to any opportunity to extend this collaboration for the benefit of our clients. It definitely represents the future for manufacturer/leasing company relationships.’