Renault Trucks has launched its own telematics system - Renault Trucks Vantelligence, powered by Verilocation - which aims to provide operators with the same levels of data and fleet performance for LCVs as HGVs.
The manufacturer says it is a completely modular system suitable for any Renault Trucks Master Euro 6 vehicle.
The technology can monitor LCV driver behaviour in order to improve safety, fuel efficiency and performance, track vehicles in real-time for improved fleet efficiency, customer service and will monitor environmental performance for eco reporting.
It can integrate with existing on-board weigh and camera systems to record and report data.
Grahame Neagus, head of LCV for Renault Trucks UK and Ireland, said: “Using our truck heritage, and our ethos that the LCV is a small truck and not a large van, we are harnessing the knowledge gained from our HGV business and applying it to our LCV range.
"Integrated through our R&M contracts and tailor-made for the Renault Trucks Master, we have taken our time to carefully ensure our new Vantelligence system is integrated into, and optimised for, the Renault Trucks Master vehicle and engines.”
The product is available in two modules: ‘Vantelligence Control’ for vehicle tracking and mapping and the more integrated ‘Vantelligence Optimum Control’ for vehicle and driver performance,
Neagus added: “As well as providing information on the LCV, the reports can integrate with the whole asset, including any cranes or fridges, reporting back on the vehicle as a whole, giving operators instant access to the information and providing data to better harness the overall performance of the fleet.”