We may be unaware, but road accidents are considered to be a major contribution to the statistics on causes of death in Malaysia. According to World Health Organization, a shocking statistic is that Malaysia’s estimated road traffic death rate is actually a solid 23.6 per 100,000 population and has the highest road fatality risk (24 per 100,000 population) among the ASEAN countries – source: NATIONAL TRANSPORT POLICY page 55. Oftentimes, we tend to have the perception that accidents cannot be avoided since we believe it is inevitable. However, TRACK La strongly disagrees.
If we think about it: Aren’t we tired of having our cars breaking down in the middle of the highway because we had not noticed our vehicle’s bad condition? Or is it carelessness and reckless driving behaviors that have caused so much inconvenience, and worse, tragedies?
TRACK La — A Malaysian born and bred initiative had every intention to end all of these tragedies and make a world without weakness and pain.
TRACK La is a scalable and versatile vehicle data analytics platform that enables insightful and relevant connected car solutions. It is powered by an amazing invention and plays a big role in our current technological era – telematics. Today, the product has benefited many, especially those in the automotive, mobility, car insurance, and logistics domain. TRACK La had a big vision, believing that telematics would come into play to solve horrible and the most unimaginable issues like car accidents, rash driving behaviors, and death.
Resonating with the Ministry of Transport Malaysia, TRACK La sets off to achieve one of the eight key trends identified for the National Transport Policy 2019-2030 to address, and that is Trend 8: Proliferation of New Technology.
In this policy, it discusses the Intelligent Transport Infrastructure. Quoting from the policy itself, it says that the availability of a variety of data – environmental, traffic flow, infrastructure health, user behaviors, and so on – must also be accompanied with a policy framework built to take advantage of the availability of data to allow better governance in areas such as infrastructure planning and maintenance, traffic planning, asset maintenance, incident management, and traffic diversion – source: NATIONAL TRANSPORT POLICY page 24.
With the concept of telematics, TRACK La has developed a tracking device that only requires us to install in our vehicles through an OBDII port (onboard diagnostic port) with no wiring needed. This little ‘dynamo’ provides us with data showing vehicle locations, idle and inactive time, rash driving and accelerating, vehicle driving speed, vehicle’s health condition, and many other features displayed that could potentially save our lives and end the tragedies of road accidents once and for all.
So then, the real question comes: How exactly does TRACK La play a part in potentially saving lives? Or how important is it that we should start paying attention to it to protect our lives and save the lives of others simultaneously?
To practice better management of our vehicles and putting risks of road accidents to a bare minimum is of utmost importance. One of the most common causes of car accidents is rash driving and speeding. To combat that, all we need is the TRACK La device plugged into our vehicles and connected to an App. The platform displays an accurate Driving Behaviour Analysis to rash driving behavior, harsh braking, speeding, and playback are also accessible for review of our trips. With this driving behavior analytics and record, fleet operators and drivers can review their trip statistics and weekly charts and constantly improve to become a better driver each day. When this happens, and everyone becomes a better driver, the rate of accidents will instinctively lessen and decrease.
Sometimes, we tend to neglect and not realize the importance of having a ‘healthy’ car condition before heading the road because of our busyness. Accidents could also happen due to our negligence of an unmaintained vehicle. TRACK La also enables a car health report to track your vehicle’s maintenance needs, including battery, coolant, and engine diagnostics trouble codes. With that, it allows us to save the hassle and troubles of vehicle breakdowns that would potentially lead to wasting of our precious time, especially when we have important meetings, events, or even emergencies to attend to. The car health report will help us tremendously identify all of the car health issues even before it happens. Many a time, a faulty vehicle could also be the cause of unwanted accidents. We have to stop contributing to road accidents because of our negligence!
TRACK La dreams big, and the company believes to a great extent that technology has the power, and it is the most scalable solution which can impact the whole world. We hope to become bigger and better. It is not merely a business. It is about being the change to save precious lives.
“With technology alone is never enough. It requires sympathy, trust, ethics, and purpose”, said Edison Lim, The Founder & CEO of TRACK La.
TRACK La has its heart set on to partner with the government’s movement to make our country free from road accidents. Together, we can make a difference, and we have the authority to break the curse of tragedies.