Road Guardian and TRACKER launch driver claims management app for Northern Ireland
The Road Guardian app builds on the firms’ existing partnership to improve road safety, which has seen them work with insurance companies to implement accident reduction plans for their customers, including through telematics technology.
The new smartphone app, which has also been launched with the help of Provincewide Insurance and Invest Northern Ireland, is intended to encourage safer driving by changing driving attitudes and improving road safety.
The app monitors journeys in real time and also detects road incidents, providing video footage of these events and assisting in the claim process.
If the vehicle is in an incident, the app’s SOS function means drivers can send for assistance, as their exact location will be known. And TRACKER’s vehicle tracking technology means Road Guardian can also assist in recovering broken down vehicles.
The app also monitors users’ driving style and suggest improvements. By communicating with the vehicle’s OBD unit to monitor vehicle performance, the app can also give early warning of faults.
Drivers can also benefit from full claims management, legal assistance, driver correctional training, fleet management, fleet and commercial vehicle consultancy, education and in-house training under Road Guardian’s partnership with RGS.
David Wilson, chief operating officer for TRACKER, said: “The launch of the Road Guardian App supports our commitment to collaborating with likeminded innovators in the telematics arena to deliver driver behaviour solutions that meet a wide range of uses for both individuals and businesses. Crucially, the App launch marks the next phase of Road Guardian’s development and a commitment to continually educate drivers on reducing costs and improving road safety. By supporting all aspects of driving, Road Guardian is significantly making our roads safer.”