Sunday 1, November 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Over 75,000 commercial vehicles in Dubai including 8,000 taxis save on time while refueling by using a cashless system at all Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) and Emirates Petroleum Product Company (EPPCO) gas stations.

Since its installation in January 2014, ENOC’s path-breaking Vehicle Identification Pass (ViP), a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based fuel retailing system, has helped over 3,000 corporate customers save anywhere between a significant 4-6 percent in their annual fuel usage.

A highly convenient and hassle free to-use system, ViP is a fully automated solution. Recognising the vehicle being fueled, the system automatically debits the fuel charges from the registered user’s account, without the need of an attendant.

Saif Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “Keeping in line with smart innovation that is part of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the award-winning ViP system continues to add to the value provided to our customers over the years.

Burhan Al Hashemi, Managing Director of ENOC Retail, said: “The ViP Service transcends the value of conventional fuel cards usage as it enables commercial motorists and fleet owners to conveniently manage their fleet remotely thus increasing their operational efficiency. The use of such innovative technology demonstrates our commitment to our customers and their satisfaction.”

Fleet owners can set limits and restrictions for the amount and fuel type that their drivers need to use on a daily basis. This is enabled through the employment of the very latest in radio frequency technology. All ViP transactions are online, updated in real time through an electronic chip that is mounted over the fuel tank inlet of the registered vehicle.

“What is most important to our commercial customers is that every transaction is secure as the fleet owner can actually track each transaction as soon as the vehicle’s fuel tank is filled up. This provides fleet owners with a sense of protection for his assets and considerable savings which impacts the business’ bottomline annually,” concluded Al Hashemi.