KDDI Singapore, FLECT to jointly offer Cariot real-time vehicle management to Southeast Asia, Middle East
KDDI CORPORATION May 28, 2018
―Using Air SIM cards to make global SORACOM services easy, no installation work needed―
KDDI CORPORATION (Headquarters: Chiyoda, Tokyo, President: Makoto Takahashi) and its subsidiary KDDI Singapore Pte Ltd (Headquarters: Singapore, Managing Director: Yasuhiko Miyahara) are joining forces with FLECT Co. Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Koji Kurokawa) to jointly offer Cariot(*1) real-time vehicle management services to corporate clients in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Cariot is a real-time vehicle management service that provides corporate clients with the ability to use the Internet to monitor digital data including vehicle speed and distance traveled, engine rpm, fuel consumption, primary electric power voltage and more. No special installation is required for the device, which simply plugs into the vehicle cigarette lighter. The ability to make vehicle information visible enhances compliance and safety capabilities while helping cut costs and make business operations more efficient. Using "the Global Air SIM card" provided by SORACOM Inc. (Headquarters: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, President: Ken Tamagawa), the service is capable of roaming, in which the service automatically switches from one country's systems to the next when a vehicle crosses a national border.
This is particularly useful in regions such as Southeast Asia, in which vehicles frequently pass through numerous adjacent countries and vehicle traceability has become an important issue. Numerous traffic accidents have also been caused by unsafe driving practices such as sudden starts, making employee driver education a crucial issue for companies.
As the distribution source, KDDI Singapore will begin by offering the service to Japanese corporate customers in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, and will then expand its sales effort among local firms. KDDI Singapore will also work to make the service available in as many countries and regions as possible.
As KDDI Group works to achieve its goal of integrating telecommunications and life design, it strives to be a company that is always offering exciting new ideas. We provide powerful support for the global business operations of our client companies, creating new customer experience value.
1. About FLECT Co. Ltd.
FLECT Co. Ltd. pursues its stated goal of "Using the Internet to seek a more fulfilling life for everyone" primarily through Salesforce-centered efforts in the areas of software development and consulting. FLECT provides support for IoT service implementation, and provides the Cariot connected-car service. A consulting partner of salesforce.com Inc., FLECT has strengths in the area of software development and service design, having accumulated a wealth of technology through continual engagement in Web application construction work since its founding.
http://www.flect.co.jp/ (in Japanese only)/
2. About KDDI Singapore
As the Regional Head Quarter of KDDI Group in Southeast Asia, KDDI Singapore offers comprehensive telecommunications solution services to companies operating in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia. Understanding the distinctive character of regional locales enables KDDI Singapore to provide its services from a perspective that is global, yet local.
KDDI Singapore will serve as the international regional distribution hub for Cariot, providing subsidiaries in numerous countries with implementation support.
For details, visit the Cariot with KDDI website at: https://sg.kddi.com/products_services/detail2/cariot-with-kddi.html
|Company name||FLECT Co. Ltd.|
|Location||Kyobashi MID Bldg. 2F, 2-13-10 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo|
|Business activities||Cariot connected car service, cloud integration services, IoT-related services, etc.|
|Company name||KDDI Singapore Pte Ltd|
|Est.||Sept. 28, 1989 (KDDI Singapore office est. 1961)|
|Location||77 Robinson Road, #26-00 Singapore 068896|
|Business activities||Telecommunications business operations (proprietary telecomms equipment base licensing) systems integration; data center and Internet services; cloud services, office relocation, IoT, cyber-security and management services, comprehensive hardware procurement, etc.|
*1 "Cariot, connecting cars, changing work" https://www.cariot.jp/ (in Japanese only)
* This press release is an abridged translation of the press release announced in Japan.
- *The information contained in the news releases is current at the time of publication. Products, service fees,service content and specifications, contact information, and other details are subject to change without notice.