Ebbon-Dacs updates moDel with in-transit vehicle tracking

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Ebbon-Dacs has enhanced its moDel electronic vehicle delivery and collection solution with a new geo-communications module to provide tracking of vehicles in transit.

Ebbon-Dacs’ commercial head – moDel, Michael Terry

Ebbon-Dacs’ commercial head – moDel, Michael Terry

One of a number of new updates, the new geo-comms functionality means that system users, both sender and recipient, can now track the location of the vehicle while en route using GPS technology.

Michael Terry, head of commercial – moDel, said: “It seemed vaguely absurd to us that the delivery of inexpensive items from online suppliers, like Amazon, can be easily tracked so that customers are kept in constant touch regarding their whereabouts in the delivery process.

“But this type of functionality simply wasn’t available for the most expensive single item we buy, namely a new car. This new geo-comms feature addresses this issue and provides GPS location information to both sender and recipient, either via the moDel-VM portal or by a secure link contained in an email.”

The new geo-comms feature, which can be customised and branded with the sender’s corporate identity, is currently being piloted ahead of being made widely available to all users.

Ebbon-Dacs has also made a number of new features available in the latest 1.14 moDel release; these include the addition of a quotation routine within the billing module for logistics companies and other users of the stand-alone moDel VM solution. This allows them to quote for a new vehicle movement and store it electronically in anticipation of it turning into a confirmed order.

The new release also allows users to see and retrieve all images taken via moDel during the collection and delivery process through the moDel-VM portal and more easily download them for scrutiny.

“We believe these latest features and the new functionality that we have added will make the system better still. We look forward to working with our customers on continued new capabilities to broaden the usefulness and value to the wide spectrum of businesses that move vehicles,” finished Michael Terry.

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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.