Supporting Safer Driving Using Big Data and Telematics
ISO 39001 (international standard for road traffic safety management systems) certified Smiling Road provided by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa is a service for businesses that helps corporate vehicle drivers drive safer. Smiling Road was launched in March 2015 as the first telematics service of its kind, and it uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to encourage drivers to continuously be more aware of safety on the road, helping to reduce accident risks by assisting managers in providing effective instructions.
The number of accidents at corporations that have introduced the service has fallen by about 20% due to the synergistic effect of its three features: visibility and understanding of actual driving situations, and feedback to encourage drivers.
Smiling Road’s success in reducing automobile accidents and realizing higher-quality accident response for businesses earned us the top prize in the Nikkei Veritas Award category of the 2015 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards for being an innovative and creative service, and an award for excellence (SPRING Award) in the first Nihon Service Award program.
In January 2017 they enhanced the feedback function to further encourage awareness of driving safety and to help prevent accidents, and they launched Truck Navigation Smile, an optional car navigation app for trucks.