Established in October, 2013 and based in Tokyo, Japan, SmartDrive is a leading provider of telematics solution for insurance, fleet and logistics industry. SmartDrive aims to optimize all vehicle-related services by partnering with AXA Direct, a division of the insurance giant AXA Group, to grow and expand its market globally.
The automotive industry is at the forefront of the Internet of Things. SmartDrive has a vision to connect all cars and utilize acquired data to improve driving environments and create new business opportunities, such as working with insurance companies to develop usage-based insurance (UBI) programs. SmartDrive’s corporate DriveOn and consumer DriveOps solutions collect and send driving data, such as driver performance and equipment health, through OBD-II devices for telematics services, which have seen growing demand in Japan and across the globe.
Sierra Wireless Telematics Solution
SmartDrive wanted to develop a platform to not only support the market in Japan, but also to meet the requirements for expansion into international markets. With all of the planning involved in supporting multiple telecommunications standards and future generations of platform designs, SmartDrive turned to Sierra Wireless for its decades of experience in global cellular markets.
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