Kinesis Vehicle Tracking Scores Game, Set & Match at European Tennis Open
Kinesis is equipping a fleet of luxury vehicles with advanced telematics for the forthcoming 2019 European Open. Being held in Antwerp, Belgium between the 13 and 20 October the tournament has attracted top players including Gael Monfils who is ranked 12th in the world, Belgium player David Goffin and former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray. Fitted to vehicles supplied by Jaguar, Kinesis vehicle tracking will provide real time visibility of vehicle movements for logistics, security and safety.
Working alongside Tennium, a global tennis platform company that owns the ATP250 tournaments in Antwerp and Buenos Aires and represents a number of world class players, Kinesis will fit the fleet with GPS powered devices. Transmitting accurate and up to the minute vehicle locations together driver assessment data, Kinesis gives 24/7 visibility of the tournament vehicles from any internet connected device.
The Jaguar Land Rover supplied vehicles will include high end cars, limousines and minibuses and will be used to collect players from the airport and transport them between official hotels and the Lotto Arena. The fleet will also be used to transport ATP officials, invited guests and VIPs.
“Knowing where each vehicle is, where it is headed and at what time it is expected to arrive allows us to meticulously plan the transport of some of biggest names in tennis,” commented Karl Van Parys, Logistics and Transportation Manager at Tennium. “With such high profile sportsmen it is imperative that they arrive on court in good time and relaxed and the Kinesis system will help us achieve this.”
The Kinesis telematics intelligence will be used by organisers to plan journeys in accordance with a demanding tournament schedule. With visibility from desktops, tablets and mobile devices the team can respond, in real time, to changing logistics requirements as play unfolds. Kinesis can also deliver driver performance data, including speeding, harsh braking and accelerating and idling, which can be used to improve driver behaviour for health and safety.
“It is a real honour to be involved in such as prestigious event and work alongside some of the most well-known names in the world of tennis,” added Greville Coe, Group Managing Director of Kinesis. “The use of Kinesis telematics to inform decisions relating to tournament logistics as well as player safety and security, shows just how seriously the organisers take their responsibilities.”
Kinesis is an award winning vehicle tracking system that was first launched in 2015. With an annual growth of 100 percent, the company now has over 20,000 customers in the UK and Ireland and is expanding globally with users in the USA, Europe and the Far East. Kinesis, together with affiliated vertical sector brands UK Telematics and Plant-i, now track over 130,000 vehicles globally.
Developed from the outset as a cloud-based service, Kinesis represents a new generation of vehicle telematics; simple to use, affordable and with easy access anywhere. Designed as a business tool that provides complete visibility of mobile operations; Kinesis monitors vehicles, drivers, customer service and performance. Through a dashboard or smartphone app, Kinesis offers driver performance and vehicle check reporting, messaging and real time alerts, as well as integration with fuel management and smart speakers.
Kinesis is a division of UK Fuels Limited. UK Fuels is part of Radius Payment Solutions, a global solutions provider to the small and medium fleet sector. Established nearly thirty years ago, Radius offers a wide range of products to the fleet and logistics market. From a core offering of fuel cards, Radius now provides vehicle tracking, vehicle hire, corporate MasterCard and much more. Radius was ranked in the top 20 fastest growing UK companies in the 2019 Sunday Times Top Track 100.
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