RAC re-defining telematics with acquisition of Nebula Systems

The power of RAC’s award-winning telematics offerings has been further boosted by the acquisition of vehicle diagnostics specialists Nebula Systems.  The new venture gives the RAC full ownership of its vehicle diagnostic information and the ability to read a market leading depth of data from the broad vehicle parc.

This is not only critical for the RAC in delivering market-leading roadside breakdown services to members, but also for fleet managers and business owners who will benefit from more insight into the health and maintenance of their vehicles.

The addition of enhanced vehicle diagnostics capability underpins RAC Telematics’ position as a technology innovator.  The RAC Telematics platform already leads the field with a unique and highly accurate crash detection and reporting solution which has been independently certified to be  in excess of a 92% accuracy level.

RAC Telematics managing director Nick Walker said: “The announcement of the acquisition of Nebula Systems is really the first step in a series of developments that will lead to the RAC moving from a reactive, to a proactive and ultimately predictive breakdown service.

“This is a deal that will give our telematics systems much greater capability and will really position the RAC as leaders in vehicle status data.

“For a fleet manager or business owner, the RAC Telematics system will provide complete clarity into the health and behaviour of their vehicles which means they can be proactive about dealing with issues before they develop into the kind of problems that could take a vehicle off the road.  This will help to reduce costs and downtime, leading to more efficient fleet management.”

Andrew Steer, CEO at Nebula Systems, confirmed: “We are very pleased that the RAC has chosen to invest in Nebula as a new strategic partner.  They were first to recognise that our award winning cloud based MECH5 data and diagnostic platform will help to revolutionise the B2B telematics market and put RAC Telematics in a commanding position in the industry."