Singtel and AXA Insurance have launched what they claim is Singapore’s first smart car solution aimed at promoting better and safer driving habits by tracking the user’s driving behavior.
The solution, comprising a Modus smart car device and cloud-based application, analyzes driving patterns via a vehicle’s on-board diagnostic (OBD) port.
Upon complimentary onsite installation, the Modus device will synchronize with the smart car application on customers’ smartphones over Singtel’s mobile network. The solution provides the driver with insights on areas such as braking, acceleration and speed, which can help improve driving techniques and behavior and enhance road safety.
With these insights, drivers can also adjust their driving patterns to lower fuel consumption and troubleshoot potential engine problems.
“The solution will allow car lovers to track their driving habits and empower them to have a smarter drive,” said Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO of Consumer Singapore at Singtel. “They will also be able to drive more safely, maintain their cars in tip-top condition while making the roads in Singapore safer for everyone.”
- Driver analyses on areas such as braking, acceleration and speed
- Real-time location monitoring (to easily find your car)
- Trip history
- Engine health information (battery voltage and engine temperature)
- Driving scores (based on driving analyses)
- Scheduled maintenance reminders
- Alerts for speed limits, geo-fence boundaries, drive times and mileage limits.
Sean Goh, chief partnerships distribution officer for AXA Insurance Singapore, said the usage of customer-driven data to promote safer driving “is very much in line with how we leverage technology to meet our customers’ rapidly evolving needs.”
The smart car solution is available on a 24-month contract. To use the service, customers need a Singtel postpaid mobile plan and a new Singtel MobileShare subscription. The smart car solution comes with a Modus smart car device and Modus smart car cloud subscription for 24 months.
As part of the initiative, Singtel and AXA Insurance are offering a year of free AXA car insurance worth S$5,000 ($3,584) to the safest driver in Singapore. To qualify, customers must sign up for the solution, activate their smart car devices and drive at least 3,000 kilometres during the contest period. The winner will be determined by the driving score computed on the smart car app.