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HDI-Gerling opts for telematics solutions from Bosch Bosch expands its fleet management services

  • Active maintenance management and remote diagnostics in the event of breakdowns
  • Usage analysis for each fleet vehicle and comparisons within fleets
  • Vehicle tracking for anti-theft protection and reduced running costs
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  • November 08, 2013
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The new telematics services from Bosch provide greater transparency and a clearer overview for fleet operators. Via the interface for the On Board Diagnosis (OBD) system in the vehicle, journey and service data is read out and sent to the Bosch server for data analysis. The finalized data is then sent to the fleet operator. This process has a number of advantages for the operator, including enabling the operator to maintain active control of its vehicles in partner workshops. In order to decrease running costs, operators are provided with an analysis of fuel consumption. Thanks to the integration of GPS vehicle tracking, services such as an electronic logbook and a theft warning system are also available.

HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung is using the new telematics solutions from Bosch make fleet management more attractive to its customers. Effective maintenance planning, usage analyses and comparisons within the fleet are the basis for active fleet management and therefore serve to reduce the overall cost of the vehicle. With telematics solutions from Bosch, HDI-Gerling fleet customers can gain greater control over their vehicle fleet.

Rapid Assistance via the Bosch Communication Center
Bosch offers a wide selection of telematics solutions, which can be arranged to meet the requirements of individual fleet operators, with safety and active vehicle management as key points of focus. The vehicle systems are, for example, able to recognize when an accident occurs and document what happened. If the system detects an accident situation, the Bosch Communication Center is informed. This center is manned around the clock. Multilingual skilled associates contact the driver and alert the police and emergency services if nessessary.

As part of active vehicle management, maintenance appointments for each vehicle can be planned on an individual basis depending on the vehicle use, which means that each vehicle always has access to the entire Bosch Car Service workshop network. This network comprises more than 16,000 workshops in over 150 countries. In the event of a breakdown, the fault memory can be read to enable remote diagnostics. Moreover, the GPS function allows personnel at the fleet headquarters to pinpoint the location of a vehicle at any time, enabling them to generate usage statistics and even detect incidents such as vehicle theft. If, for example, a vehicle is moved without the ignition being switched on, the system presumes that it has been stolen and alerts the control center.

Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone: +49 9001 942010

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About Bosch:
The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. More than 17,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 16,000 franchises. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 600 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.5 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.8 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

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About HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG:
As an industrial insurer, HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG provides tailored insurance solutions for industrial and commercial customers. In addition to its high profile in the German market, HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG is also active in over 130 countries through its foreign branches, subsidiary companies, affiliated companies and network partners. In 2012, the company's more than 1900 associates generated a gross premium of over three billion euro. HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung is a Talanx Group company. With premium income of 26.7 billion euro (2012) and more than 22,000 associates Talanx is the third largest insurance group in Germany and the eighth largest in Europe. The company has its headquarters in Hannover and is active in around 150 countries. Talanx operates as a multi-brand provider with a focus on B2B insurance.

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