How did Ecologic help?
Ecologic was initially implemented as a pilot program, in parallel to the systems already in place. Now it’s a permanent element of the fleet handling system, which facilitates management, improves drivers’ skills and brings savings.
U DRIVE, an automated incentive program created by Ecologic and Unilever and based on the principles of gamification, was mainly supposed to improve fleet security. The first stage alone brought such savings that the implementation of the Ecologic system paid for itself.
U DRIVE made the company’s claims ratio drop by nearly 30%. Unilever also saves several hundred thousand zlotys per year on fuel.
The organisation also points to other benefits, apart from those typically associated with costs. Drivers acceptance of the Ecologic system is much higher than in the case of standard monitoring and telematics, thanks to the use of positive motivation.
A benefit, from the perspective of Unilever managers, is also the ease of using the Ecologic system; there is no need for much involvement. At the same time, advanced Ecologic reports can help make key decisions about the fleet, regarding e.g. which cars to replace with hybrids.
System implementation time
Leasing contracts prediction
Analysis of leasing contracts compared with car mileage. If a surcharge awaits you at the end of the contract, the system will inform you about it.
Drivers can turn on the private mode. They are not visible to the administrator during this time. Their trips and positions are not recorded.
The Ecologic system has a built-in motivational tool that allows you to organise programs for employees, to encourage them to continually drive better. Competitions and challenges can be thematic.
Communication and automation
Current competition results, regulations, notifications regarding the incentive program – all of this is available to drivers in the Ecologic application. The system automatically provides employees with the information they need.