Telematics provider Microlise has become a corporate member of transport development charity Transaid.

The membership was announced at  Microlise conference in Coventry today and will see Microlise provide Transaid with financial support as well as advice and support.

Addressing the conference, Transaid CEO Gary Forster, said: “Having Microlise on board is an exciting development for Transaid. Our corporate members play a major role in supporting our projects, and we now have telematics expertise within our mix for the first time.

“Even in the developing world, telematics can play a vital role in helping organisations to monitor the location and status of their transport assets, which has huge benefits in terms of security and safety.”

Microlise CEO Nadeem Raza said everyone at the company was “excited” to work with Transaid.

Commenting on the charity’s work on increasing road safety, Raza added: “A lack of transport infrastructure and road safety can have a huge impact on people and is often taken for granted in countries where multiple transport options are readily available.

"The need for safe fleet operations is vitally important in the developing world, to keep both drivers and other road users safe.”