Fleet management technology company Webfleet has announced the addition of Ford to its OEM.connect partner programme.

This means that Ford vans and cars with line-fitted connectivity are ready to connect with the Webfleet service platform, eliminating the need for aftermarket hardware installations.

All that is required to transmit data directly to Webfleet is the vehicle identification number (VIN).

The data feeds into functions including fleet performance reporting, trip data, GPS tracking, and fuel consumption monitoring.

Instant notifications around vehicle diagnostics, such as tyre pressure warnings, allow a fleet’s health status to be monitored in real time.

All vehicle data is displayed in the Webfleet interface and can also be accessed from anywhere via the Webfleet mobile app.  

Webfleet Europe vice president Taco van der Leij said: “We are happy to welcome Ford to our OEM.connect programme and offer an integrated telematics solution to our joint customers.

“This cooperation underlines how important telematics data is for fleets and how pooling expertise will accelerate and improve the application of this technology.”