Iveco’s Daily Business Up app has helped a builder improve his driving style and save money on fuel.
David Shepherd, a builder from Fife, has become one of the first tradesmen in the UK to use the new app, which syncs his tablet directly with his new 3.5-tonne Daily Hi-Matic van.
Unique to Iveco and a first in any light commercial vehicle in the world, the app takes on-board connectivity beyond infotainment and without requiring any fixed device to be supplied by the manufacturer.
Shepherd said: “The Daily Business Up app is proving to be absolutely invaluable for my business. Everything I need to know about the van is available at the touch of a button, and the tips on improving my driving style are helping me save money at the pumps. It’s making my life so much easier and I’d recommend it to anyone.”
For fleet operators, the app also enables a transport manager to schedule and dispatch jobs to drivers whilst they are on the road, making changes to and organising their precise delivery routes and schedules.
The app adds a range of special functions to help optimise driving style and reduce fuel consumption, as well as planning routes and opening access to a wealth of additional dashboard functions.
Connected via Bluetooth, one of the key features offered via the app is a Driving Style Evaluation (DSE) system that gives real-time suggestions, just like a personal driver trainer, to encourage the safest and most efficient driving behaviour.
Also featured within the app is a professional navigation system by Sygic, which helps users find the best route to suit their vehicle’s precise dimensions, and provides real-time traffic alerts along the way.
It also opens access to an interactive user handbook and includes a dealer locator, plus a direct link to Iveco’s 24/7 roadside assistance service. Via the app, users can also track scheduled servicing and receive maintenance plan alerts, making sure their vehicle is always in top condition.