Ford has extended the functionality of its Ford Telematics fleet management tool to include data on vehicles from other manufacturers.

The new multi-make functionality enables fleet managers to manage and optimise all vehicles, regardless of manufacturer, through the Ford Telematics desktop app.

Ford is further assisting operators with the Ford Telematics Drive companion app, intended to streamline time-consuming tasks for drivers and fleet managers. The app can show fleet managers who is driving which vehicle, digitise daily vehicle checks, and report damage or mechanical issues directly to the fleet manager’s Ford Telematics system.

‘We know that many of our customers operate multi-make fleets, but also want to use Ford Telematics’ advanced capabilities,’ said Dave Phatak, director, Ford Commercial Solutions Europe.

‘Our enhanced platform provides exciting new tools to boost productivity for our customers, not only delivering multi-make capability, but also a companion app that will bring new efficiencies to their fleet operations.’

Ford Telematics helps deliver improved uptime, increased efficiency and reduced administration for fleet operators. A redesigned dashboard tracks vehicle performance and health alerts, as well as driver behaviour and fuel efficiency, providing insights to help fleet managers with the task of operating a safe, legal and efficient fleet.