UK: RAC launches new smartphone telematics app for drivers
Issue Date: 2016-05-06

The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its telematics product by bringing driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers.

The app, which is free to download and available now from the iOS App Store, 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.

The app, which is used in conjunction with the RAC Telematics device, will give the individual driver a similar level of information that a fleet manager would see in their vehicle portals. 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

· Vehicle updates to alert the driver when it's time for a service or MOT