Nov. 25, 2016
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Malaysia based Digi Telecommunications (Digi) has made a deal, which will help to produce IoT solutions to manage vehicle fleets.
The partnership with automotive and insurance telematics services provider CSE Group (CSE) will allow the launch of a wide range of packaged automotive and insurance telematics solutions in 2017, said Digi's chief digital officer Praveen Rajan.
One of these solutions, a comprehensive fleet management system, will help businesses handle their vehicles more effectively, with real-time access to diagnostic information on their smartphones, said Rajan.
"The internet and mobile connectivity has played an important role in changing the way businesses operate, and we want to help enterprises take the next step in connecting and managing more than their workforce, to include vehicles, machines, and other assets," he said.
Photo -(From left) Manuel Baldissera, Group Head of Telematics, CSE; and Praveen Rajan, Digi's Chief Digital Officer announcing the IoT partnership to help manage vehicle fleets more effectively.
"While mobile fleet management solutions have existed for some time now, our aim is to make it easy and affordable, a plug-and-use solution with very little startup cost, so all enterprises, big or small, can benefit from it," Rajan said. "This is one of the many ways we will support Malaysian enterprises to digitise their businesses with our upcoming suite of IoT solutions."
IoT is key focus
"IoT is a key focus area for us in the next year, with fleet management being one of the main verticals we will play in as we build our portfolio to include payments, utilities, health and more by pairing with established telematics players such as CSE," he said.
Rajan said the partnership with CSE will cover various areas in fleet management, insurance and the connected vehicles space, and will see the launch of an asset tracking and mobile connectivity packaged solution in the first quarter of 2017.
Indeed, Digi will equip its own field force vehicles with CSE's fleet management solution, riding on its own network, as a showcase to potential enterprise customers interested in handling their fleet digitally, he said.
Manuel Baldissera, group head of Telematics, CSE, said, "The first of the many telematics initiatives will consist in the launch of a unique telematics fleet solution that will benefit more vehicle fleet owners who want to get the best out of their assets in terms of flexibility, efficiency and security while promoting safe driving habits, and potentially obtain advantages from our insurance telematics partners in the future."
The CSE Group was established in 1985 in Malaysia and has more than 30 years of experience in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced OE (Original Equipment) automotive electronic systems, and telematics applications & services for the automotive, fleet and insurance industries.