Digi unveils IoT-based Connected Vehicles strategy

Monday 19 June 2017 | 12:18 CET | News

Digi Telecommunications has launched its IoT-based Connected Vehicles strategy, offering a spectrum of services for commercial and private vehicles, and insurance providers. The company’s IOT strategy will see it either develop in-house services or partner with ready technology platforms or experts to offer IoT tools “as opportunities present itself”, Digi said.

“Malaysia’s automotive market landscape indicates that there is an opportunity for Digi to disrupt the status quo, to draw and create much value from the growth within this industry. The outlook is promising, where commercial vehicles carrying goods are increasingly required to have real-time tracking systems as per SPAD’s ICOP safety guidelines, and the number of registered vehicles total more than 27.6 million in 2016 with growth rates set to maintain at over 60,000 and 500,000 per year respectively for new commercial and private vehicles,” said Praveen Rajan, Digi’s chief digital officerPraveen Rajan, Digi’s Chief Digital Officer.

Digi will offer its ‘iFleet’ B2B platform targeted at commercial vehicles. This is the first IoT service introduced by Digi from its range of Connected Vehicle offerings. The intelligent fleet management tool enables businesses to track their fleet in real-time. The iFleet platform takes care of hardware, software and connectivity at one go. The service also features advanced tracking technology for fleet insights; driver behaviour insights and scoring to instil safe driving culture. The continuously evolving VAS also includes features such as smart fuel management and usage-based insurance (UBI).

iFleet is available to all Malaysian enterprises. As an added incentive, companies who are also Digi Enterprise Business customers stand to benefit from a promotional offer of MYR 75 per month instead of the regular monthly fee of MUR 90 per month for the all-in-one fleet tracking service, valid from now until 30 June.

Digi also plans to introduce a B2C connected vehicle service in the second half of this year, to offer private vehicle owners a service that encompasses tracking, driver safety, vehicle security and smart in-vehicle services.

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Categories: Internet / IT
Companies: DiGi Telecommunications
Countries: Malaysia
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