Drivers’ security is at the heart of Vodafone Automotive's mission. Criminal organisations have developed international networks and increased their technical expertise to operate efficiently at global level. With this in mind, Vodafone Automotive entered the field of telematics in 2001, offering stolen vehicle tracking and theft management services to the segment of high value vehicles, rapidly becoming the European leader in this space. In 2005, Vodafone Automotive launched the first network of Secure Operating Centres operating via a unique platform, ensuring cross border tracking and liaison with local authorities. Since then, the model has been replicated across the wide Russian territory and in other regions of the world.
Vodafone Automotive telematics services use the latest GPS/GPRS/GSM technology to locate a vehicle. Services are scalable and can be tailored to specific market and car maker requirements. On a day to day basis, customers feel safer thanks to the service alerting them and operators in case of awkward and potentially dangerous situations.