CAP HPI continues to take the plaudits for its products and services, this time at the BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards – otherwise known as the Techies. Now in its tenth year, the awards recognize the leading products and services from all areas of the business car market – including fleet management, remarketing, daily rental, telematics and maintenance.
The BusinessCar editorial team put their judging hats on and chose winners across ten categories, covering everything from apps to the vehicles themselves. Technology from car manufacturers, suppliers to the fleet industry or fleet operators were all eligible.
A representative from BusinessCar’s editorial team said: “With so much innovation and advancements in technology these days, judging was no easy feat but we’ve selected a winner for each of the ten Techies categories including the coveted Editor’s Choice Award to represent which new tech we think should be at the top of any fleet’s wish list in 2018.”
Our fleet appraisal app developed for customer, Ogilvie, (knows as APPraisal) aims to avoid conflict between fleets and leasing companies over end-of-contract vehicle damage charges. The app allows drivers to ‘self-appraise’ their vehicle. Any damage can be reported and the fleet can be advised on the best course of action for repair or return. The app uses video technology to assess any damage. It auto-populates ‘quick fill’ information and includes a reminder checklist of key items that are commonly forgotten on return. Should a driver be interested in purchasing a vehicle at the end of the contract, the app can provide a valuation, quickening the defleet process.
Not only did the appraisal app win in the Remarketing category, but the app took top spot by winning the Editor’s choice award. A representative from BusinessCar said: “APPraisal tackles a highly contentious area between contract hire companies and their fleet clients. Fleets are resentful if they feel they have been overcharged for damage at the end of a vehicle’s term, while leasing companies need to recover any costs beyond accepted wear and tear. Advising fleets on whether damage needs to be repaired before defleeting avoids any nasty surprises, and APPraisal makes this simple, clear and accurate. The depth of value in the product is why we’ve decided to award APPraisal the Editor’s Choice Award, as well as the Techie for Remarketing.”
Congratulations to everyone involved in developing, deploying and supporting APPriasal.