RAC launches new telematics app

The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its award-winning telematics product.

The app brings driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers.

The app, which is used in conjunction with the RAC Telematics device, will provide RAC Telematics customers with all the information they need to understand what is happening with to vehicles, including detailed journey history that can be used for business expenses or vehicle cost management.

By synching with the RAC Telematics unit fitted in the vehicle, the new app will provide the user with: personal driver score based on speed, braking and acceleration patterns with tips for improvements; vehicle health information to send an alert when parts such as batteries are running low or other engine components are malfunctioning; driver location and journey information to generate work vs leisure mileage reports, and vehicle updates to alert the driver when it’s time for a service or MOT.

RAC Telematics managing director Nick Walker said, ‘Not only will it help them to take full advantage of the telematics technology by using features such as driver score and mileage reports, but will also help them to identify when individual components are not working properly so they can be proactive about vehicle maintenance.’