|By Business Wire
|January 17, 2013 02:30 AM EST
TomTom has launched a new app that makes it easier for drivers to keep
an accurate log of their trips using their smartphone. The new WEBFLEET
Logbook app for Android and iPhone helps drivers and businesses
reduce mileage claim administration and creates reliable logs to help
with tax compliance.
A driver simply selects whether a journey is for business, private or
commuting purposes, validating journey information on his mobile device.
The app works in combination with the in-vehicle TomTom’s LINK tracking
device which reports the trip information. Company trip records are
simultaneously updated in TomTom’s WEBFLEET fleet management system.
By fulfilling their obligations using their mobile device – before or
after journeys – drivers can reduce the laborious paper work
traditionally associated with mileage claims.
“By working in conjunction with the in-vehicle LINK tracking device,
the WEBFLEET Logbook app minimizes driver involvement, maximising
accuracy and reliability to mark a significant advancement from existing
GPS smartphone apps.” said Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director, TomTom
“Simplified and automated processes for companies and their drivers
frees up valuable time for improved productivity.”
The WEBFLEET Logbook app enables additional information to be added by
the driver, including the specific purpose of the journey and customer
contact details. The intelligent app also learns from previous driver
journeys, automatically suggesting trip information for faster and
easier logbook handling.
In addition, employees can register themselves as the drivers of
specific vehicles allowing fleet managers to identify exactly who is
driving, where and at what time, if proof is needed.
The logbook app is available as of today on IOS and Android for €
8.99 / £ 6.99 / $ 9.99 / DKK 65.00 / ZAR 79.99 and supports the
following languages: English, German, Dutch, Danish and French.
To benefit from the new WEBFLEET Logbook app a WEBFLEET subscription
and TomTom LINK vehicle tracking device are needed.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (TOM2) is a leading provider of navigation and
location-based products and services.
TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power
automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and
government and business solutions.
TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products
including portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as
well as GPS-enabled sports watches.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and
sells its products in over 40 countries.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com
About TomTom Business Solutions
TomTom Business Solutions is a leading provider of fleet management
solutions and professional telematics Services. Our in-car products are
designed to help drive greener, safer and more efficiently. Our online
platform, WEBFLEET, is highly scalable and has the highest standards in
terms of reliability and security.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com/business
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