OrangeArrows Formula 1 team selects CybIT solution to improve security and fleet management for multi-million pound transport and show vehicles
OrangeArrows Formula 1 team has selected CybIT to join its Official Supplier Programme. CybIT will install GAP BCmini telematics units in the OrangeArrows team's fleet of ten Grand Prix transporters and back-up vehicles and three show cars. For the first time, this will enable the Arrows team to monitor the location of its mobile assets and significantly improve the security of its multi-million pound fleet as it travels to 17 Grand Prix races and other events around the world each year.
Using CybIT's geo-fencing technology, Arrows will be able to establish 'electronic fences' around its vehicles. Any movement outside of a designated area will automatically alert the CybIT bureau. A Position Lock Alarm is also activated if a vehicle is moved when the engine isn't running, and if any of Arrows' vehicles are stolen, the CybIT bureau will be able to track the vehicle using street-level mapping to assist the police in its successful recovery.
"Through CybIT's bureau services and web-based fleet management solution, we will know exactly where our key vehicles are at any time, from anywhere in the world," said Steve Hood, Arrows' Head of Marketing. "And by using tracking devices on our display cars, we can make sure that the vehicles, which are often out of our sight, are not moved out of agreed areas or used inappropriately."
Richard Horsman, CEO of CybIT, commented: "We are delighted that Arrows has selected us to be a part of their Official Supplier Programme. It's a clear demonstration that CybIT's range of telematics solutions - which offer companies the ability to track their mobile assets over the Internet and combine high technology with human contact - is a winning formula."
About GAP BCmini Plus
The ultra-low voltage GAP BCmini Plus telematics device is no bigger than a cigarette packet and uses GPS satellite positioning to provide worldwide position tracking via the web for mobile assets such as taxis, buses, trucks, construction machinery and containers. It is the first telematics unit of this size to combine on-board voice communications to bureau services with advanced geo-fencing functionality and Position Lock Alarm to control a vehicle's usage and provide powerful theft protection.
Racing as OrangeArrows, Arrows Grand Prix International is one of the few independent teams competing at the pinnacle of world motor sport in the Formula 1 World Championship. Established in 1977, the team was reborn in 1996 with the proven race-winning expertise of TWR, when it was bought by Team Principal, Tom Walkinshaw, and moved to its purpose-built technical facility in Leafield, Oxfordshire, England. Having been rated as the Most Improved Team of the Season 2000, championship points proved hard to come by in 2001, despite lead driver Jos Verstappen completing an amazing 96 overtaking moves during the season. The team goes into 2002 with its worldwide following of supporters expecting a significant increase in speed and competitiveness as a result of a strengthened design team