UK: RAC awards contract for VW fleet telematics fitment
Issue Date: 2016-02-24

The UK RAC has awarded a new contract to Coleshill, UK-based RS Connect to install OBD (on-board diagnostics) devices for Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS).

The devices from the RAC (the telematics partner for VWFS for nearly two years) will enable Volkswagen Group's finance and insurance services business to deliver greater efficiencies in its service maintenance and repair management by providing detailed information of vehicle faults.

The contract sees the RAC device installed by RS Connect to VWFS's commercial vehicle division across 72 of its UK service centres.

RS Connect already installs the OBD device across the RAC's fleet customer base, and is looking to expand their relationship with the motoring and insurance specialists further by fitting other safety technologies, such as dashboard camera systems, in 2016.