Rac to equip breakdown fleet with mobile computers

Hannover, (PresseBox) - The RAC is set to revolutionise the way it tackles roadside breakdowns. Its new fleet of Ford Transit patrol vehicles are to be fitted with a mobile computer that will help breakdown crews deal with more complex and demanding roadside repairs. The Skeye mobile computer will enable patrol drivers to see precisely the nature of a breakdown before they get to it. RAC drivers can download service and technical information relating to any make and model of car or motorcycle and even access online training videos to help them deal with technically demanding repairs.

The system is designed to reflect the technical complexity of modern engines in cars and motor bikes and provide the RAC driver with the vital information even before he arrives at the scene of the breakdown. Skeye has been developed in Germany by technical solutions specialist, Höft & Wessel and the system will be serviced and maintained at the Swindon headquarters of the Metric Group, a wholly owned subsidiary. The first units will be fitted in September and the entire fleet of new Transits will be fitted with the computer units by the end of the year. The order is worth in excess of £1.4 million.

METRIC mobility solutions AG

Höft & Wessel AG, Hanover, established by the entrepreneurs of the same name in 1978, has remained an innovative SME to this day. The company, which has been listed on the stock market since 1998, provides enterprises of note in the retail, logistics, transport & traffic sectors with products and solutions optimised to meet customers specific needs: convenient, mobile data recording devices of the Skeye brand, innovative ticket systems under the Almex label and robust car park ticket vending machines from the UK subsidiary, Metric. Well over a third of the Company's workforce of about 500 employees is engaged in research and development. An average of ten per cent of sales revenues is invested in this field each year. Höft & Wessel products are available in Germany as well as in many European markets, and, in line with the company's internationalisation strategy, increasingly also in the U.S.

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