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Melbourne-based technology company Intelematics is set to reduce car breakdowns for local drivers as it readies to launch its connected vehicle software that predicts vehicle faults in the Australian market.

Intelematics’ Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Owens, says that the company is proud of its rich history of local innovation.

“We are thrilled to be exporting our leading technology to the world and now making it available in Australia. Australian drivers will greatly benefit from our locally developed technology that has taken off on the world stage.

“European legislative requirements – mandating connected vehicle technology – are having a flow-on effect here, with Australian auto clubs turning their attention more and more toward the role smart vehicle technology can play for their business model. We are starting to see demand for smart vehicle products locally, which will greatly benefit drivers,” said Mr Owens.

In Australia, auto clubs attend to over 5.6 million call-outs per year. By preventing breakdowns, Intelematics’ technology is designed to increase the productivity of auto clubs by reducing call outs and minimising lost time on the road.

The connected vehicle software will automatically send information about a fault directly to the auto club, explaining what is wrong and where the driver is, helping the auto club address the problem faster by sending out a patrol with the right parts to get the driver back on the road quicker than before.

AA Chief Executive Officer, Simon Breakwell, says this Australian-born technology (which the AA has labelled Smart Breakdown) is changing the way the auto club interacts with its customers, bringing significant benefits to its business.

“The ground-breaking Smart Breakdown offering means that we can now be on the front foot with our customers – providing real value to them. We no longer have to wait for them to interact with us – we can now interact with them to make their life easier.

“The AA is differentiating itself through investment in innovation to create simple and smart products, delivered by gold-standard service, that make members’ driving lives easier. By using data and new, smarter technologies, we can offer our members the enhanced digital roadside products they need and want,” said Mr Breakwell.

About Intelematics

Intelematics delivers the intelligence behind connected services to keep people moving. Since its establishment in 1999, Intelematics has continually been at the forefront of the telematics industry with a presence in Australia, North America and Europe. Intelematics’ expertise is delivered via a suite of scalable, multi-tenanted solutions.  This includes connected transportation services such as real time insights and predictive services, connected motoring applications on vehicle dashboards and specialist safety and security services.

About The Automobile Association

The AA, originally The Automobile Association) is a British motoring association founded in 1905, which currently provides car insurance, driving lessons, breakdown cover, loans, motoring advice, road maps and other services. It is the UK’s largest motoring association with more than 15 million members.