Rivian, Geotab partner for telematics solution

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Rivian and Geotab on Tuesday announced a partnership to deliver an integrated data solution for Rivian's North American commercial vehicles. The solution was announced at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo

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"Access to advanced data analytics and AI is rapidly advancing the world of connected transportation with positive benefits to the bottom line, safety, performance and sustainability," says Rob Minton, associate vice president of connected car development at Geotab. "You hear a lot about the coming of the software defined vehicle. The combination of Rivian's rich sensor data capabilities accessed via the Geotab platform makes it a reality. Not only are fleets getting a technology-rich electric commercial vehicle, the Geotab and Rivian collaboration will supply fleets with a connected solution that is simple to activate, cost-effective and will help fleet managers better manage their fleets through real, quality data insights." 

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The companies say no additional hardware or installation is required. 

"Rivian is excited to add Geotab to its growing ecosystem of strategic fleet management partners," says Brandon Blumber, director of business development for Rivian. "Rivian has developed a truly software-defined vehicle and has access to unique attributes and analytics that simply do not exist in the industry today. Through strategic partnerships, our commercial customers can leverage this rich data, advanced insights and analytics to increase fleet uptime, optimize vehicle performance and reduct total cost of ownership, all without the need of additional hardware on the vehicle." 

The Geotab solution will be compatible with all commercial connected Rivian vehicles in the U.S., the company says. 

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