Are there specific markets where there are legal challenges when implementing solutions that track assets which employees are using, whether truck, van or car?

Applies To

  • Selling Geotab

Answer

Geotab is fully certified for all the European countries and has coverage with roaming enabled in each country. From a telematics acceptance point of view, the situation is as follows:

  • UK, Ireland, Northern countries, Netherlands: commonly used, especially in UK, accepted by employees and simple regulations to deal with.
  • Spain, Italy and Eastern Europe: quite common, employee reluctance is driven down by the economic situation.
  • Germany, France: common in the transportation market but highly regulated and acceptance from work councils is needed. Strong privacy concerns when personal/business usage of the vehicle is allowed — typically requires a solution that do not track the vehicle while in personal mode.