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Thai Start-up ‘DRVR’ Partners with Tata Communications to Revolutionize Asia’s First Smart Fleet Network

Thai Start-up ‘DRVR’ Partners with Tata Communications to Revolutionize Asia’s First Smart Fleet Network
Danny Gill

DRVR, an international fleet management application provider, has selected Tata Communications as its global IoT connectivity partner to help achieve its objective of making Asia’s vehicle fleets the smartest and most cost-efficient in the world. Leveraging Tata Communications’ mobility solution- MOVE, DRVR can convert information collected from vehicles across Thailand, Myanmar, Philippines and Indonesia into actionable insights to help drive efficiencies and improve cost savings through smarter fleet management.

Vehicles in fleets using SIM technology sensors transmit data collected in real-time using Tata Communications’ MOVE, which connects services using the best available local cellular network. The DRVR application then processes and analyses this data, turning it into actionable intelligence with fleet performance metrics. This means that faster and better informed decisions can be made as fleet managers have a more holistic view of everything that is happening across the fleet, communicating updates in real time.

Mr. Anthony Bartolo

David Henderson, Co-founder and CEO, DRVR said: “Our partnership with Tata Communications enables us to overcome two major challenges in our quest to create smarter fleets across our entire geographical footprint. First, rather than negotiate multiple contracts with individual service providers, our entire international IoT network is managed through Tata Communications. As a result, we get valuable visibility of data collected across borders so that we can realise the benefits of smarter fleet management. Second, it allows us a holistic view on a singular dashboard allowing us to respond with improved accuracy and eliminating downtime almost entirely.”

Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Collaboration, Mobility and IoT, Tata Communications added: “DRVR’s ambition is to revolutionize international fleet management by making it smarter, borderless and seamless. With Tata Communications MOVE, DRVR only needs to deal with one service provider that takes care of multiple deployments across international borders. Our product portfolio gives any business with a network of assets better control over their costs, reduces time spent on supplier management and enables actionable data to be derived from operational IoT data. All in all, it is an intuitive solution for improving fleet management operations thereby enhancing business performance and success.”

Tata Communications’ MOVE service will be rolled out to DRVR customers through its smart fleet management applications. Tata Communications says that MOVE is part of the company’s long-term strategy for its mobility services portfolio and its vision of creating an access and usage agnostic, cross-border mobile experience for people and things. The platform is underpinned by Tata Communications’ global network and partnerships with several hundred mobile communications service providers globally. The service enables DRVR to roam across different service providers in any of its covered regions without having to negotiate agreements with multiple providers or pay extra fees.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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