Fleet software company Jaama has launched a new smartphone app, which it claims offers “huge benefits to fleet managers and drivers”.

Called My Vehicle App, it is designed to simplify tasks for drivers, with data uploaded to the app also appearing on the Key2 asset management system.

According to the firm, functions of the app include:

  • Your vehicle(s) – information on vehicle(s) currently allocated to an individual driver.
  • Update Distance – this option allows individual users to update their vehicle’s odometer reading daily. Once entered, the data automatically updates a driver’s record within Key2 activating automated processes if parameters are triggered.
  • Daily checks – like the ‘Update Distance’ page, the ‘Daily Checks’ page displays a driver’s currently selected allocated vehicle. It contains a scrollable list of vehicle internal, external and fluid inspection checks that must be performed daily, prior to any journey. A ‘comments’ box appears for any notes to be entered alongside each check to indicate any rectification required.
  • Contact numbers and accident assistance information relating to: breakdown recovery, tyres and punctures, windscreen and glass, and accidents/incidents. Information on each specialist provider and services provided is available at the touch of a button. Each page also contains a call button. Additionally, an employer’s duty of care statement is displayed.
  • Accidents page – as above, but vitally provides the option to upload photographs of the accident/incident and prompts drivers to capture the following information: date/time of accident/incident, accident/incident summary notes, date reported, type of claim and vehicle status. That information, as well as the photos, is automatically downloaded to Key2. 

According to Jaama, it is spending more than £2 million a year on new features that are designed to keep the company “on the cutting-edge of fleet management solutions”.

“In an age of ever-increasing mobility and connectivity, ‘My Vehicle App’ was designed following extensive customer, technological and usability research,” said Jaama managing director Martin Evans. “Fleet management software is an exceptionally fast-moving world and it is essential that continual investment is made to continually make new functionality available to reflect the new ways of fleet operator and driver working.”

He continued: “Auto triggering of processes, such as daily odometer readings, ‘Daily Checks’ and accident/incident information, saves time and increases efficiency by streamlining operations, which minimises off road times and reduces costs.”