ENOC/EPPCO ViP draws 20,000 commercial customers
Over 20,000 commercial vehicles register for ViP in first six months
More than 20,000 commercial vehicles have registered for ENOC and EPPCO’s Vehicle Identification Pass (ViP) initiative in the six months since it launched.
The initiative, which uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to monitor fuel-related transactions, has been implemented across the service station network of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and Emirates Petroleum Product Company (EPPCO).
The companies now have over 1,000 commercial customers and fleet owners registered for the service, with more than 100 vehicles – on average – being signed up every day.
“Commercial motorists and fleet owners now have the convenience of managing their fleets remotely, which adds to their operational efficiency,” commented Burhan Al Hashemi, managing director of ENOC Retail.
“The service has received tremendous response from commercial users, demonstrating the superiority of the new technology over conventional fuel cards. The initiative highlights our commitment to adopt the latest technologies to enhance customer service efficiency,” he added.
The ViP system employs an electronic chip, which is mounted above a vehicle’s fuel tank inlet, that logs into a secure ENOC database when one of the company’s fuel pumps is engaged.
The RFID technology only permits a set amount and fuel type to be dispensed in accordance with limits and restrictions set by fleet owners. Its designers contend that this has the effect of improving overall operational efficiency compared to conventional fuel card systems, as all ViP transactions take place online and are instantly accessible.
The ViP system recently won first place in the Technology Category at Ideas.Arabia International Conference and Exhibition. ENOC and EPPCO developed the tool as part of the Smart Dubai vision announced by his Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.