MAN Truck & Bus launches telematics solution for MEA customers

Published: Monday, November 16, 2020

MAN Truck & Bus has launched a new telematics solution for customers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region which claims to be able to reduce fuel costs by up to 15%.

EcoStyle provides truck operators with key operational information, allowing them to monitor fuel consumption and driver performance among other KPIs.

“Over the years, MAN vehicles have become reference for reliability and efficiency,” said Joerg Mommertz, senior VP, head of sales area Middle East, Africa & Latin America, MAN Truck & Bus.

“However, our customers are constantly looking at ways to achieve greater operational efficiency with the aim to increase their earnings. With the MAN EcoStyle, we are confident that customers will get to gain more from their vehicles.”

MAN Truck & Bus has partnered with Microlise, a UK-based company that has developed and tested this solution suite. EcoStyle lets customers track their vehicles in real-time.

This has been enabled by integrating with Google Maps. Customers can get detailed information about each vehicle in their fleet and get street level view.

Noel Macaron, head of truck sales, sales area MEA&LA, MAN Truck & Bus, said, “The attractive proposition is that MAN EcoStyle can be purchased for new man vehicles or even retro-fitted to existing ones. This telematics solution can help customers gain significant advantage in their business.”

Through monitoring, debrief and regular coaching in good driving practice, customers can realize savings of between 5 and 15 percent in fuel costs within their fleet, MAN said.

Information such as harsh cornering, speeding and harsh braking can be monitored, giving customers the data that they can use to coach their drivers in best practice. In addition, improved utilization can help to improve fuel efficiency still further.