Motorola and Networkcar, a Reynolds and Reynolds company, will be demonstrating how Networkfleet can provide utility fleet managers with remote diagnostics and vehicle location information to help them reduce operating expenses and more effectively manage their fleet vehicle assets. Networkfleet is being showcased at the 15th Annual DistribuTECH Automation and Technology Conference for Utilities, being held in San Diego, Jan. 25-27.

The Networkfleet system collects and organizes detailed performance and location-based information directly from a vehicle’s engine computer and a global positioning system. The information is transmitted wirelessly from the vehicle to a network operation center, where the data can be made available online for fleets to monitor items such as current vehicle location, fuel consumption, mileage, emissions status and speed.

“Motorola’s customers want to work with a trusted supplier to outfit their fleets with an affordable solution that enables them to locate their vehicles as well as gather operational statistics, such as fuel mileage, real-time driver performance and repair data,” said Tim Callard, vp of automotive aftermarket, Motorola. “We are currently conducting several customers trials using Networkfleet.”

Networkcar president Dave Dutch said: “Our alliance with Motorola enables Networkcar to immediately expand its reach into the fleet market. Together, we look forward to serving fleet operators and helping them to efficiently and cost-effectively manage their fleets.”