First Travel Solutions unveils new driver app

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The new app has been designed to offer more accurate tracking information and offer increased safety and security. FIRST TRAVEL SOLUTIONS

First Travel Solutions says its new app will enable drivers to share their location in real time, helping to fulfil the need for live tracking of vehicles on many of its services

‘In today’s dynamic world, real-time, accurate information is paramount to delivering exceptional service to clients and passengers,’ says First Bus subsidiary First Travel Solutions (FTS). The company has announced the launch of its new Driver Companion app, which it describes as a ‘revolutionary solution for vehicle tracking that enhances transparency, safety, communication, and overall service quality.’

Available now for download on the Apple iOS Store and Google Play Store, FTS says the Driver Companion app empowers drivers to share their location in real-time and has several key features designed for optimal performance and user experience. It is battery-conscious, says FTS, explaining that it uses accelerometer-based motion detection to conserve battery life by intelligently turning off GPS when the device is stationary. It is also capable of providing detailed event information whenever the vehicle transitions between moving and stationary states, and operates seamlessly in the background 24/7 without continuous location updates.

Managing Director of FTS Andy Scholey said: “Real-time vehicle tracking is crucial for our valued rail clients, including the Department for Transport, the Office of Rail and Road, the Train Operating Companies, and their passengers. I’m proud that FTS is leading the way in providing this Driver Companion app. It is the ideal solution for all our client organisations seeking to boost passenger confidence in their managed transport solution—for rail replacement, meetings, conferences, events, sports events, concerts, and workplace shuttles.”