Singtel and AXA Insurance today launch the smart car solution although it has nothing to do with smart car. The solution actually comprises of a Modus smart car device and cloud-based smart car application which can analyze driving patterns through a vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) port.
Sounds complicated? Not to worry. If you subscribe to their new solution, it comes with complimentary onsite installation. And there is a contest (worth S$5,000) for the safest driver in Singapore using their solution.
More details in the Press Release below. If you can’t wait, here is the link to sign up.
Singtel and AXA Insurance jointly launch smart car solution for a better and safer driving experience
Singapore, 16 May 2017 – Singtel and AXA Insurance today launched Singapore’s first smart car solution aimed at promoting better and safer driving habits. The solution, comprising a Modus smart car device and cloud-based smart car application, analyses driving patterns through a vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) port.
Upon complimentary onsite installation, the Modus device will synchronise 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 behaviour and enhance road safety. With these insights, drivers can also adjust their driving patterns to lower fuel consumption and troubleshoot potential engine problems.
Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “The smart car solution is yet another innovative service that we are bringing to our customers, following the successful launch of Singtel SmartHome. Now, our customers can enjoy an integrated connected lifestyle both in and out of the home. The solution will allow car lovers to track their driving habits and empower them to have a smarter drive. 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. Singtel looks forward to launching more solutions that will enhance our customers’ digital lifestyles and enable them to enjoy smart living.”
- 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
Mr Sean Goh, Chief Partnerships Distribution Officer, AXA Life Insurance Singapore, said, “As one of the leading motor insurers in Singapore, 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. Our partnership with Singtel marks an important step towards AXA’s transformation from payer to partner in our customers’ life journey.”
As part of this initiative, Singtel and AXA Insurance are offering a year of free AXA car insurance worth S$5,000 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.
The smart car solution is available on a 24-month contract. To enjoy 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.
At launch, Singtel and AXA Insurance are offering savings worth more than S$400. Customers can sign up at https://smartcar.singtel.com.
Singtel is Asia’s leading communications and ICT solutions group, providing a portfolio of services from next-generation communication, technology services to infotainment to both consumers and businesses. For consumers, Singtel delivers a complete and integrated suite of services, including mobile, broadband and TV. For businesses, Singtel offers a complementary array of workforce mobility solutions, data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics and cyber-security capabilities. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa and reaches over 640 million mobile customers in 22 countries. Its infrastructure and technology services for businesses spans 21 countries, with more than 370 direct points of presence in 325 cities.