9 November 2016
VODAFONE TELEMATICS EXPERTISE SUPPORTS YAMAHA’S FIRST CONNECTED SCOOTER
- The new Yamaha TMAX will include as standard My TMAX Connect to remotely access features on the scooter
- Protected from theft by Vodafone’s stolen vehicle tracking and recovery service
Vodafone will be providing the embedded telematics system for the new Yamaha TMAX SX and TMAX DX models – the company’s first connected scooters. The TMAX SX and DX will include as standard My TMAX Connect, a remote access service available through the dedicated mobile application that allows the rider to locate the bike, receive an alert when the bike battery is low or activate the horn and blinker.
The TMAX SX and TMAX DX will also be protected from theft through Vodafone’s stolen vehicle tracking and recovery service, which uses a network of secure operating centres that manage alerts 24/7 and liaise with police authorities for the recovery of stolen vehicles across Europe.
“By creating this capability for the new Yamaha scooter, we have opened up a new range of services that the company will be able to offer its customers. The value that comes from being able to connect more and more things is being recognised by consumers and businesses alike and it is changing the world around us,” said Vodafone Internet of Things Director, Ivo Rook.
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Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 52 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2016, Vodafone had 465 million mobile customers and 13.7 million fixed broadband customers. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.