Fleet On Demand
Total Cost of User
Bring it together:
On-Demand is a highly efficient, cost saving manner of organising transport for, essentially, the Tool-of-Trade audience.
Software and AI support daily operations and automate most of the car related interventions. Efficiency of the local Fleet Managers increases to a 1 FTE for 1000 assets ratio. Fleet Managers focus on asset usage optimisation.
On-Demand fleets are much more than pool cars: they are the go-to solution for most employees.
Traditional Fleet Setup
One Employee, One Car
Employees share a dedicated fleet of cars
Key Elements of On-Demand Fleet
ONE CAR MODEL
Improved sourcing leverage (discount)
Simplified vendor management
As the concept of “my car” disappears in ODF, extreme harmonisation of make and model is possible. The ideal ODF is composed of one standardized car.
With reduction of the fleet size, electrification can be funded and with batch ordering, electrification can be accelerated.
Efficient sourcing process
Renewals based on business needs, rather than on individual car contracts
Improved buying power
Asset replacements are easy to program and can be done punctually, once or twice a year, rather than on a weekly basis as it is the case with traditional fleets. With batch ordering comes buying power and batch orders can be commoditized, generating optimal procurement power.
Easier transition to mobility
Easier control of fleet volumes
Accelerated transition to tax/eco friendly fleet
When taxation or regulations change, it becomes much easier to align the fleet to these regulations, without having to put in place employee incentives or modify the car list or composition of employee budgets.
Manage assets rather than people
Ops focuses on optimised utilisation of assets
People cost more time than cars do. Any Fleet Manager knows that requests for special favors, individual interactions with internal clients and other driver matters take more time than the actual management of a fleet. ODF allows the Fleet Manager to focus on the essentials of providing mobility and maximising the use of the asset.
Keyless entry and ignition systems for employee access to vehicles
GPS systems for tracking vehicles
A website and mobile portal for information and transactions
A cost & usage engine to manage private/professional usage
A fleet management tool for scheduling use and maintenance
Connector delivers software that connects cars and employees with a Fleet Management Operating System. Our software is AI enabled and allows to manage both On-Demand and dedicated car fleets. Keyless entry needs additional hardware for older vehicles. Connectivity is created via mobile phone application and an ODB device.
an On-Demand Fleet
ODF requires a new mindset and a transition from Fleet Management to Asset Management. The approach is different so the tools are different:
The user needs to be able to book a vehicle in accordance with the company policy.
Vehicles need to communicate with the driver, the Fleet Manager and the FOS. Today this happens via the OBD port, but soon all vehicles will be equipped with connectivity.
A Fleet Operating System (FOS)
Without a dedicated driver, service/maintenance/tyres need to be managed centrally rather than by the Employee. In order to minimize the impact on daily operational workload, this needs to be automated as much as possible.
The user needs to be able to access the vehicle remotely (via mobile phone application or RFT reader). These devices can be installed as an aftermarket installation, but modern vehicles are already remote-opening enabled.
The FOS and vehicle connectivity can combine to provide remote prompting for servicing and maintenance, but more than this it becomes possible to remotely detect impact events and then check for damage. Vehicle location can be very precise allowing for remote management of car parking. Ideally even payment can be incorporated.
A first step to
Praised as the new-world solution for private and corporate transport, transition to mobility is more often discussed than implemented. At Connector, we know that this ambition is important, but we also know it needs to be realistic.
A little over 100 years ago the westernized world began the transition from the horse and carriage to the car. A convergence of conditions was needed for this to happen and in a similar way, there needs to be an evolution of conditions before mobility becomes a default solution. It’s clear however that the trend towards mobility has started, enabled by technology, ecology, taxation and the behaviour of the next generation of employees.
The car will remain playing an important part of corporate transport. The mere unconditional readiness and availability of a car is yet to be achieved by alternative solutions. Nevertheless, the first step to take is to modernize fleet management, which is exactly what On-Demand Fleet does: your own car fleet, leased or outright purchased, needs to become the first corporate mobility solution.
Connector Delivers TCU
Connector and our corporate partner can support all the journey of the TCU implementation. If you have any question, please feel free to contact to us.