Gary Tucker says locating and recovering loaner vehicles is challenging for rental and fleet managers.
But it is just as challenging for dealership operators, said Tucker, who is chief executive officer for Zubie, a connected-car platform and telematics data insights provider.
“We are enthusiastic about our partnership with AutoMap, giving dealership general managers a proven telematics solution to help protect their assets and optimize their business with the same success we’ve provided to rental and business fleet operators,” Tucker said in a news release.
Tucker is referring to the companies’ recent announcement about Zubie’s new integration partnership with AutoMap, an inventory tracking and audit product for dealerships.
The integration launches a new product, AutoMap Pro, which will add the capability of off-lot tracking for dealership loaner fleets.
The AutoMap system currently provides dealerships with the means to track their inventory using a Bluetooth-based product.
That is good for flooring audits and vehicle movement across departments, the companies say.
Now, the product can use what the companies say is “the most comprehensive system available” to alert the dealership to recall alerts.
With the addition of Zubie’s telematics capabilities, dealers’ reach is extended to track their loaner vehicles when they leave the lot.
That allows them to locate and recover vehicles quickly and efficiently, according to the companies.
Zubie says the partnership expands their product base beyond fleet and rental operations, moving into dealership loaner fleet management.
AutoMap says its device installs and removes in seconds. It automates tracking and reporting. According to AutoMap, that eliminates human error and simplifies the logistics process of on-lot vehicle tracking for sales teams, service managers and auditors.
“The ability to take our strong existing on-lot solution and expand it beyond the boundaries of the dealership is an exciting proposition for dealership general managers,” said AutoMap chief executive officer Mark Sargeant.
Sargeant continued, “With this Zubie partnership, AutoMap customers can now track their loaner cars once they leave the dealership with the same efficiency and simplicity as when they’re at the dealership.”