Driver’s log, insurance and vouchers: New features for O2 Car Connection
Starting today, O2 Car Connection provides several new and practical features. If the cost-based O2 Log Pro is booked, the popular solution for remote automotive diagnosis via smartphone app now also serves as a log documenting routes that have been made. If the user wishes, O2 Car Connection will provide special offers by selected partners, such as car service stations or insurances. In addition, the handling of the application has been made more comfortable. O2 Car Connection can now easily be accessed from your home PC via the new online portal, and routes and journeys can be exported from the log as CSV data, which allows users to easily file or analyze routes in Excel, for instance. This way, drivers have full mobile control over their vehicles at all times, in line with Telefónica’s slogan: We enhance our services to best support our customers’ digital lifestyles.
O2 Log Pro: Document journeys for tax
A new feature is helpful in particular for self-employed workers who use O2 Car Connection professionally: O2 Log Pro documents miles the driver has made, for example in order to submit them along with their tax return. Journeys can either be exported as digitally signed PDF documents or be imported directly into common tax software. O2 Log Pro meets all legal requirements of the financial authorities. For this, Telefónica cooperates with the Berlin company Vimcar. Its intelligent solution, which is now also available as a feature of O2 Car Connection, was developed together with tax advisers. A year’s licence for O2 Log Pro app can be booked in addition to the O2 Car Connection service for 179,88 Euros a month.
Drive and save: Offers for service stations and insurance
Attractive vouchers from partner companies, for instance a free safety check from EUROMASTER Germany combined with a 20 Euros service voucher, are also part of the new functions of O2 Car Connection. If customers wish to make use of special benefits, these varying offers will from now on be indicated in a distinct item in the menu. This makes regular use of the app particularly worthwhile. In addition, O2 Car Connection can now also be used for pay-as-you-drive car insurance: Via the app, companies such as AdmiralDirekt.de, Itzehoher Insurance and Sparkassen Direct Insurance provide new offers for telematics tariffs that reward good driving with reductions or other benefits, if drivers choose such an insurance. O2 Car Connection consists of a hardware module (OBD-II plug), which drivers can easily install in their cars, a smartphone app and the matching service for data transmission. Costs for hardware, software and a year’s service are included in the price of 129 Euros. It is also possible to finance the service via O2 My Handy with a first instalment of 9 Euros and twelve comfortable monthly rates of 10 Euros each. After the first year, the service costs a monthly fee of 4,99 Euros. Further information is available from o2.de/car-connection