An eye on your fleet

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Technology - By SHARMILA NAIR bytz@thes­tar.com.my

GOOD driv­ing skills could pos­si­bly save lives but now, it could save you money too.

Digi Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Sdn Bhd has an­nounced its new in­tel­li­gent fleet man­age­ment so­lu­tion called iFleet, which en­ables ve­hi­cle own­ers to track their fleet in real-time.

It is ex­pected dis­rupt the mo­tor in­sur­ance in­dus­try with its abil­ity to trans­late valu­able data into ac­tion­able in­sights, in this in­stance, to col­lect and an­a­lyse data to score driv­ing be­hav­iours.

“We could drive the same car but pay dif­fer­ent pre­mi­ums depend­ing on our driv­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The in­sur­ance com­pa­nies need to be able to see how you drive, and iFleet can pro­vide them with that in­for­ma­tion,” said Digi chief dig­i­tal of­fi­cer Praveen Ra­jan.

This is timely in light of Bank Ne­gara Malaysia’s move to lib­er­alise mo­tor in­sur­ance be­gin­ning July 1, where premium pric­ing for Mo­tor Com­pre­hen­sive and Mo­tor Third Party Fire and Theft prod­ucts will be de­ter­mined by in­di­vid­ual in­sur­ers and taka­ful op­er­a­tors.

iFleet of­fers a com­plete so­lu­tion that in­cludes hard­ware, soft­ware and con­nec­tiv­ity and is meant for man­ag­ing fleets of any size, from large lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies to lo­cal busi­nesses with a fleet of riders or com­pany car driv­ers. They can mon­i­tor their ve­hi­cles on smart­phones, tablets and com­put­ers.

Cur­rently, the first phase of iFleet is a B2B so­lu­tion tar­geted at com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles and trans­port ser­vice providers. In the sec­ond half of 2017, Digi will in­tro­duce iFleet for pri­vate ve­hi­cle own­ers that in­cludes track­ing, driver safety, and ve­hi­cle se­cu­rity.

“The de­vice, al­most the size of a smart­phone, is at­tached to the bat­tery of the ve­hi­cle. It is equipped with GPS and Glonass and has ac­cess to over 50 ac­tive satel­lites all over the globe. This al­lows for smooth track­ing and real-time alert,” said iFleet prod­uct man­ager Selina Wong.

“It also pro­vides a 24/7 ve­hi­cle re­cov­ery ser­vice for stolen ve­hi­cles, and con­nects to 999 in other emer­gency sce­nar­ios.”

Us­ing 150 data points – from sud­den brakes, to sharp turn­ing, to speed­ing, it could also pro­vide driver be­hav­iour an­a­lyt­ics and ac­ci­dent re­ports. The so­lu­tion in­cludes in­stal­la­tion, sys­tem in­te­gra­tion and fleet mon­i­tor­ing au­to­ma­tion and comes with a life­time war­ranty and af­ter sales sup­port.

Digi is of­fer­ing a limited RM75 a month per ve­hi­cle charge for ex­ist­ing Digi En­ter­prise cus­tomers, while oth­ers can en­joy the ben­e­fits of iFleet at RM90 per month.

For those in­ter­ested in adopt­ing iFleet, visit www.ifleet.my.

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