Digi Telecommunications today introduced ‘Digi Connected Cars with AXA FlexiDrive’, an initiative to encourage Malaysian motorists to stay safe on the roads, while rewarding them for good driving behaviour. The product helps drivers learn and better understand their driving behaviour through the installation of a telematics security device and the AXA FlexiDrive mobile app.

Digi’s chief digital officer Praveen Rajan said that this move is part of Digi strengthening its foray in the Internet of things (IoT) with a comprehensive ‘Connected Vehicles’ strategy. “Connected Cars with AXA FlexiDrive is part of our strategy to offer a spectrum of solutions for private vehicles and insurance providers. This is in line with our effort to connect Malaysians to what matters most – which in this case, is to keep themselves and loved ones safe on the road,” he said.

“Our partnership with AXA Affin General Insurance, coupled with Digi’s solid network, will allow us to reach a broader audience by offering digital solutions that will provide better value for our customers,” he added.

Launched in July 2017, AXA FlexiDrive is Malaysia’s first telematics motor insurance that offers safe driving discount, encouraging drivers to stay alert and safe on the road (speed, mileage and driving style are all taken into account) for up to 20% savings on their insurance premiums.

With a telematics device in the car, it also promises 24/7 emergency and vehicle recovery services in the event of accident or theft. There’s no additional premium, just a refundable deposit of RM70 for the telematics device.

“Road safety is a serious matter and we want to keep everybody safe. AXA FlexiDrive was conceptualised with Malaysians in mind, and we hope we are able to reach more Malaysians and incentivise them to make smarter decisions on the road with it,” said AXA Affin General Insurance CEO Emmanuel Nivet.

The product’s official telematics partner is CSE (Communications & Security Electronics) Group, a local research, development and manufacturing centre which cemented its name in the sector back in 2002. The product was awarded the New Insurance Product of the Year Malaysia award at ABF Insurance Asia Awards 2018.

Private vehicle owners can find out about more about Digi Connected Cars with AXA FlexiDrive and register their interest at any Digi Store starting today. Upon completion of registration, customers will be contacted and arrangements will be made to install the telematics device in their car. Installation is free of charge, and the customer will only be charged the above-mentioned refundable deposit.

Customers also have the option to activate CSE Smart Track Security for RM240 per year. This optional feature offers smartphone car alarm, real-time tracking, trip review and accident compensation up to RM2,000. Find out how exactly Digi Connected Cars with AXA FlexiDrive works here.