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Wheels Inc. & General Motors’ OnStar Partner to Extend Vehicle Connectivity Services
Des Plaines, IL, Jan. 14, 2021 – Wheels Inc, a leader in the automotive fleet management industry and GM’s OnStar Business Solutions have announced today they are working together to enable their mutual fleet customers to access a wide array of vehicle information utilizing the OnStar embedded hardware available on most GM Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brand vehicles in fleets managed by Wheels. This platform will offer critical insights and opportunities to improve driver behavior and vehicle utilization in areas such as safety, sustainability, productivity, and more.
“Increasingly, companies are demanding more capable and efficient ways to manage their fleets,” said Ed Peper, U.S. Vice President, General Motors Fleet. “Working with Wheels, our mutual customers will be able to access real-time information from API Services for fleet vehicles on the road and translate that data into customized and manageable tools.”
Wheels will integrate OnStar Business Solutions’ API connected vehicle data from OnStar equipped Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brand vehicles directly into Wheels’ FleetView™ and DriverView™ online user portals. This will include a range of telemetry (including GPS, speed, true odometer) and driving behavior data (including hard braking, hard acceleration and driver seat belt usage) as well as key vehicle diagnostics (such as engine oil life and diagnostic trouble codes). The information will be presented through interactive visuals, and alongside existing fleet data, giving customers additional tools to make the best decisions to manage their fleet.
“As the world becomes more connected, Wheels is committed to helping fleets take advantage of the opportunities this presents,” said Ahsan Rahim, Chief Operating Officer, Wheels Inc. “Our clients can benefit from accessing this data to improve their safety, sustainability, productivity, and overall performance. Joint efforts such as this help ensure we are ready to support the evolution of fleet and mobility.”
About Wheels, Inc.
Wheels, Inc. was established in 1939 as the world’s first automotive fleet leasing and management company. Eighty-two years later, Wheels is one of the largest privately-held companies in North America, featuring a portfolio of more than 325,000 vehicles under management across the continent, capabilities in 56 countries worldwide, and a client base that consists of some of the best-known businesses in the world. In addition to vehicle acquisition and leasing, Wheels provides numerous specialized services that help all sorts of organizations manage their fleets. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.