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Thai Start-up DRVR Partners with Tata for Asian Smart Fleet Network

By Ken Briodagh December 06, 2017

According to a recent announcement, international fleet management application provider, DRVR, 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 will now 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, according to the release.

“Our partnership with Tata Communications enables us to overcome two major challenges in our quest to create smarter fleets across our entire geographical footprint,” said David Henderson, Co-founder and CEO, DRVR. “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 realize 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.”

Vehicles in fleets using DRVR technology have been fitted with Tata Communications’ MOVE-IOT Connect SIM technology. The sensors now transmit data collected in real-time using Tata Communications’ MOVE, which connects services using local cellular networks. The DRVR application then processes and analyses this data, turning it into actionable intelligence.

“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,” said Anthony Bartolo, Chief Product Officer, Collaboration, Mobility and IoT, Tata Communications. “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.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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