Colin-on-Cars – Small fleets can now connect

Small business owners with fleets of up to 50 vehicles will now be able to access My Toyota Fleet Lite, a web-based platform that is part of the Toyota Connect connectivity hub.

When Toyota Connect was launched in 2019, in collaboration with partners Altron and Vodacom Business, TSAM was the only manufacturer in South Africa to offer a mobile App that is fully integrated with manufacturer and dealer systems and was also the first organisation in the world to offer the convergence of Wi-Fi and connectivity features in one package across a 100% of Toyota and Lexus model ranges.

This allows users to book a service, book a test drive, get roadside assistance, get in-car Wi-Fi, access to logbook, monitor driver behavior and live location, as well as managing alerts at no additional cost.

MyToyota Fleet Lite is now available to SMEs as a web-based platform for those running Toyota and Lexus fleets free of charge. This will enable fleet managers whose vehicles are already Toyota Connect equipped to access a myriad of convenience, connectivity, and safety benefits.

From the comfort of their offices, fleet managers are now able to activate Wi-Fi and top up in-car data as well as monitor driver behaviour among other things. On all new vehicles, Toyota offers a complimentary 15gb of in car Wi-Fi data, valid for 12 months.

For example, alerts could be set for speeding, harsh braking, and cornering – enabling the fleet manager to be a proactive should there be any change in driver behaviour. In addition, the ability to monitor one’s fleet has become a necessity as it allows the administrator the ability to ascertain if a vehicle is stationary or moving, check the battery health and whether it’s in a high-risk zone or not, and therefore helping to mitigate possible risks to both the fleet and vehicle occupants.

To sign up for this feature, fleet owners or their proxy are to visit their nearest Toyota dealership and will be added as ‘MyToyota Administrator’ for the companies they represent upon providing required documented proof that they are an official representative of the company and have authorisation to manage the fleet.

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