Mobile workforce solutions provider signs on as event sponsor in 2016
TORONTO, ON, June 8, 2016 – Honda Indy Toronto kicked off construction of its historic track this week on the grounds of Exhibition Place and revealed that software from new sponsor Fleetmatics (NYSE: FLTX), a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions, will help make the build more efficient.
Crews building the 11-turn street course will use Fleetmatics REVEAL software, which monitors fleet locations and driving behavior, and also tracks vehicle speed, mileage and fuel usage. The data collected during the construction will be analyzed to determine where additional improvements to the build process can be made.
"We are always looking for ways to make the process of building our track more efficient," said Jeff Atkinson, President of Honda Indy Toronto. "Having the support of Fleetmatics, and their cutting-edge mobile technology, is very valuable to our team working on the build and we are very pleased to welcome them on board as a valued sponsor."
Fleetmatics provides mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes, delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). The company's solutions enable businesses to meet challenges associated with managing local fleets, and improve productivity of mobile workforces, by extracting actionable business intelligence on vehicle and driver behavioral data.
“Integrating our REVEAL software into the complex, street-course construction is an opportunity to demonstrate how our fleet management solution generates valuable vehicle data for fleet operations,” said Kathleen Finato, Fleetmatics’ Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re proud to bring this high-quality experience and value to the Honda Indy Toronto race track.”
Did you know?
- Crews building the track work mostly at night, to avoid blocking roads during the daytime
- It takes approximately 38 days to build the track
- The track is made using over 10 million pounds of concrete and more than 14,000 feet of fencing
- Approximately 200 workers contribute to the effort
About Fleetmatics Group PLC
Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX) is a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS). Our solutions enable businesses to meet the challenges associated with managing local fleets, and improve the productivity of their mobile workforces, by extracting actionable business intelligence from real-time and historical vehicle and driver behavioral data. Fleetmatics Group's intuitive, cost-effective Web-based solutions provide fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, and other insights into their mobile workforce, enabling them to reduce operating and capital costs, as well as increase revenue. An integrated, full-featured mobile workforce management product provides additional efficiencies related to job management by empowering the field worker and speeding the job completion process – quote through payment. As of March 31, 2016, Fleetmatics served approximately 37,000 customers, with approximately 737,000 subscribed vehicles worldwide. To learn more about Fleetmatics, visit www.fleetmatics.com.
About Honda Indy Toronto
The 2016 Honda Indy Toronto takes place July 15-17 on the historic grounds of Exhibition Place in a unique lakefront and downtown setting. As Ontario's largest annual sporting event, the festival is a prestigious meeting place for some of the world’s fastest racecar drivers. Since 1986, the three-day event has entertained millions of fans thanks to world-class entertainment and exhilarating performances from drivers including Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves, as well as Canadian legends Paul Tracy, Greg Moore and James Hinchcliffe. The Verizon IndyCar Series and NASCAR Pinty's Series headline the event weekend in 2016, with the Mazda Road to Indy, Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada rounding out the on-track action. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions. For more information visit www.hondaindy.com
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