ALD Automotive signs connected car partnership with Vinli

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ALD Automotive has signed a deal with connected car platform provider Vinli in a move to enhance the driver experience and bring enhanced Total Cost of Ownership for fleets.

Vinli will develop new value added solutions for fleets

Based in the United States, Vinli is claimed to be the world’s first open platform for connected car apps and focuses on creating safer and more productive journeys for car drivers and owners.

The deal will see ALD benefit from its cloud-connected car and data intelligence platform for smart car data integration and processing, in addition to access to its connected car software development expertise. Vinli will provide services to enrich ALD Automotive’s overall service offering and develop new value added solutions.

John Saffrett, chief operating officer at ALD Automotive, said: “At ALD Automotive, we aim to provide our clients with a world-class digital mobility ecosystem and our partnership with Vinli will further enable us to incorporate best-in-class connected car expertise and technology into our service offering. A world-class connected car capability is essential for enhancing our existing offers to our clients and creating new mobility offers to our clients leveraging connected car data.”

Mark Haidar, CEO of Vinli, added: “We believe that the automotive industry is evolving to become a service-based and subscription-driven industry. Connected cars and data are at the epicenter of this change. The process of collecting, analyzing, and discovering trends from ALD Automotive’s fleets will not only be transformative to the driver but to the industry as a whole.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.