From the Wires
TomTom: New app launched to simplify mileage registration
By: Business Wire
Jan. 17, 2013 02:30 AM
TomTom has launched a new app that makes it easier for drivers to keep an accurate log of their trips using their smartphone. The new WEBFLEET Logbook app for Android and iPhone helps drivers and businesses reduce mileage claim administration and creates reliable logs to help with tax compliance.
A driver simply selects whether a journey is for business, private or commuting purposes, validating journey information on his mobile device.
The app works in combination with the in-vehicle TomTom’s LINK tracking device which reports the trip information. Company trip records are simultaneously updated in TomTom’s WEBFLEET fleet management system.
By fulfilling their obligations using their mobile device – before or after journeys – drivers can reduce the laborious paper work traditionally associated with mileage claims.
“By working in conjunction with the in-vehicle LINK tracking device, the WEBFLEET Logbook app minimizes driver involvement, maximising accuracy and reliability to mark a significant advancement from existing GPS smartphone apps.” said Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director, TomTom Business Solutions.
“Simplified and automated processes for companies and their drivers frees up valuable time for improved productivity.”
The WEBFLEET Logbook app enables additional information to be added by the driver, including the specific purpose of the journey and customer contact details. The intelligent app also learns from previous driver journeys, automatically suggesting trip information for faster and easier logbook handling.
In addition, employees can register themselves as the drivers of specific vehicles allowing fleet managers to identify exactly who is driving, where and at what time, if proof is needed.
The logbook app is available as of today on IOS and Android for € 8.99 / £ 6.99 / $ 9.99 / DKK 65.00 / ZAR 79.99 and supports the following languages: English, German, Dutch, Danish and French.
To benefit from the new WEBFLEET Logbook app a WEBFLEET subscription and TomTom LINK vehicle tracking device are needed.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (TOM2) is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services.
TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products including portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as well as GPS-enabled sports watches.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and sells its products in over 40 countries.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com
About TomTom Business Solutions
TomTom Business Solutions is a leading provider of fleet management solutions and professional telematics Services. Our in-car products are designed to help drive greener, safer and more efficiently. Our online platform, WEBFLEET, is highly scalable and has the highest standards in terms of reliability and security.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com/business
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