Israeli e-moped brand Blitz Motors has launched a new cloud-based telematics suite called Osprey as a fleet management solution for both riders and companies.
The driver app allows managers to monitor and control fleet operations in real-time, while employees can book vehicles and report any damages.
Blitz CEO Raphael Moszynski told Zag Daily that Osprey aims to help customers concentrate on their core business by outsourcing their entire fleet needs.
“Using telematics allows us to service our clients in a proactive manner using these tools to optimise fleet maintenance and uptime as we can react faster to out-of-service vehicles, even remotely, avoiding unnecessary client location visits which ultimately will reduce costs for both the customer and Blitz,” said Moszynski.
The development and roll out of Osprey also opens up new segments for the company such as vehicle sharing.
The Osprey app enables an individual driver to book an e-moped, report any damage to the vehicle and open the moped’s battery compartment to exchange or charge a battery.
Damage reporting is mandatory, and an alert is issued if a rider starts a journey without completing this initial process.
The app reviews all existing alerts, sorts them and displays only critical ones that require immediate action
Warnings that do not require immediate input are sent via e-mail, which optimises each driver’s time and improves the quality of the journey.
Riders can also access the e-moped using pre-programmed electronic keys, with each vehicle having its own tag, reducing issues of physical keys (need to return after shifts, risk of loss and so on).
For businesses, the Osprey app connects to Blitz mopeds and batteries enabling real-time monitoring, analysis and control of fleet operations.
The home screen includes a map of all fleet vehicles. Managers can search for a specific moped or apply filters to display certain subsets.
When a specific vehicle is selected, its route is plotted on the map and the system displays key information about it.
Already available on Android, the application will be released on the Apple Store and Google Play in a few weeks.
The publicly listed company operates in Belgium, France, South Africa, Singapore, the Netherlands and has recently entered the UK market.
Blitz e-mopeds have covered more than 120 million kilometres for both private and corporate consumers offering last-mile delivery, including Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Gorillas, Sushi Shop and La Poste, among others.