Roadsurfer equips entire camper fleet with GlobalmatiX telematics solution

As already announced in interviews and press releases, GlobalmatiX AG, Vaduz, a subsidiary of the listed Softing AG, Munich/Haar, is accelerating its growth quite considerably in 2022.

In the future, the GlobalmatiX interface will be installed in the entire camper fleet of roadsurfer GmbH, the largest outdoor travel expert in Europe. The camper fleet will comprise 5,000 vehicles this year. Thus, for the first time, in combination with comprehensive software solutions, its own cloud and artificial intelligence, roadsurfer's international fleet management will be possible with GlobalmatiX car-to-cloud-to-company management (C3M). GlobalmatiX currently offers the broadest range of data collection and data density, transfer security and software solutions in the management of brand-independent large fleets "over the air".

Dr. Wolfgang Trier, CEO of Softing AG: "Our young start-up GlobalmatiX is becoming a growth engine for our company. With the cloud-based xTCU telematics solution, contactless and stationless fleet management 4.0 is becoming possible in the steadily growing market of car sharing and rental car companies." The roadsurfer delivery volume by the end of 2022 is already 5,000 units.

After an intensive comparison of competitors, roadsurfer GmbH has decided in favor of the xTCU interface including the comprehensive C3M software package. The GlobalmatiX offer is seen as the best prerequisite for realizing the ambitious expansion plans in Germany and Europe on the IT side as well. In 2022, the roadsurfer station network will comprise over 50 locations in 12 countries. The camper fleet, at its core, consists of VW, Mercedes, Fiat and Ford high-roof vans With the booking platform "roadsurfer spots", roadsurfer is also responding to the high demand for overnight stays on private and individual sites in compact camper vans as an alternative to large campsites and tourist hotspots.

GlobalmatiX CEO Alois Widmann: "As young startups, roadsurfer and GlobalmatiX both have very ambitious expansion goals far beyond Germany. Our car-to-cloud-to-company management offers a holistic solution to digitize a large fleet of vehicles and to always have a detailed view of them over long distances. In this collaboration across national borders, we can prove our capabilities and expand roadsurfer - with only one quickly retrofittable control unit per camper, different applications - easily and cost-effectively."

Markus Dickhardt, co-founder and CEO of roadsurfer: "The GlobalmatiX service portfolio will be a central component of our international expansion program and the digitalization of our fleet. In the long term, roadsurfer will become an ecosystem for sustainable outdoor travel; for this we need intelligent solutions, especially in fleet management, to optimally manage our rapid growth."

The individualized service portfolio for roadsurfer is based on the GlobalmatiX xTCU interface, an innovative next-generation 4G/LTE CAN diagnostic logger and GPS telematics gateway, in combination with proprietary firmware, mobile license including telecommunication and telematics platform (cloud). It includes among others:

  • Quick installation of the xTCU in a few minutes.
  • Only one data transfer device for all applications.
  • Brand-independent operation without restrictions.
  • Comprehensive remote vehicle diagnostics.
  • Early detection of impending defects, e.g. battery or engine defects.
  • Notification of upcoming service intervals.
  • Switching off vehicle components to prevent further travel in the event of theft.
  • Open/close doors without additional hardware.
  • "Keyless to Go", station-free and contactless vehicle handover or return.
  • Final settlement upon return of the vehicle.
  • Reporting accidents.
  • Detection of often trace-less minor accidents incl. damage report and cost calculation.
  • Complete vehicle documentation (Car CV) with determination of current value upon resale.
  • Highest security through unique encryption technology Car-to-Cloud-to-Company.

About roadsurfer GmbH

roadsurfer was founded in 2016 and is the expert for outdoor travel in Europe with its colorful-foiled campers for rental, subscription and sale as well as the pitch platform roadsurfer spots. The roadsurfer campervan promise: 24/7 service, ready-to-go camping package, flexible cancellation or rebooking up to 48h before departure, unlimited free kilometers and always the latest camper model.

The Munich-based company is active in its core business - the rental and sale of campervans - at over 50 locations in Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, England and Scotland, and in 2022 will have a fleet of almost 5,000 campers of the VW, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, FIAT, Westfalia and Bürstner brands. The company has become a digital lifestyle travel brand in the growing global outdoor travel market, not least through the launch of roadsurfer spots. Further information under roadsurfer.com.