Michelin and HDI Global unite to improve fleet road safety

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Jan 2020


Michelin, the France-based tyre manufacturer and HDI Global, a Germany-based insurance service provider have joined hands to offer company vehicle fleets an innovative approach towards prevention and reduction of road risk. With this partnership, the two companies are pooling their combined skills in order to prevent fleet road risks.

The vehicles are equipped with a connected box that collects driving data. This data is then processed and fed back to the driver via the Ideal Driver Pro application and to the fleet manager via an indicator report. Michelin claims that the information provided in the form of a driving score for each vehicle gives a better understanding of the impact of driving behaviour on the claims rate. The information so generated could identify risky driving behaviours and provide professionals with the necessary means to raise awareness and train drivers with a coaching module.

HDI Global will promote this innovative approach among its company fleet clients. A first step in the introduction of a collaborative ecosystem between Michelin and HDI: feedback will enable HDI and Michelin to develop new solutions as early as 2022. Euromaster France will benefit from this collaboration from the first quarter 2020 with the installation of the initial boxes in its fleet vehicles.

Sonia Artinian-Fredou, Michelin Group executive committee member said, “Through our DDI and HDI solutions, Michelin is enhancing its offering of connected solutions for fleets, which will encourage increasingly safe, efficient and sustainable mobility. This partnership with HDI will enable us to work together to build tomorrow’s connected insurance.”

Florence Louppe, managing director of HDI Global France said, “Michelin and HDI Global share many common values and objectives. I am delighted about this new area of collaboration, which innovatively combines big data and risk management for the benefit of our corporate customers.”

Michelin claims that it benefits from a global network and expertise in corporate risks. DDI (Driving Data to Intelligence) is a Michelin business created in 2015 whose expertise lies in capturing, processing and analysing driving data. DDI also manages the ‘Better Driving Community’ - a community of drivers committed to improving road safety.