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NECTEC launches SafeMate. A mobile application for a safer drive.
Available to download now on Android and iOS.

 

Recent Statistics revealed that Thailand has the second most dangerous road in the world, per 100,000 population. The effects of road accidents can be fatal and catastrophic. With an effort to reduce the risk of road traffic accident, The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), under the Ministry of Science and Technology Thailand, is launching a mobile application on Android and iOS platform to promote safe driving among road users as well as public transportation. The application known as “SafeMate” is available to download worldwide. The main objective is to provide a cutting-edge and easily accessible tool on a smartphone for road users to be aware of their driving styles and use it as corrective measures to improve their driving skills. SafeMate utilises the flexibility that smartphone has to offer. It is portable, easily accessible and fully customisable. Based on the accelerometer sensor on the smartphone, SafeMate is able to evaluate drivers behaviour in real-time. Alerts and warnings are given when dangerous movements are detected such as sudden braking and fast lane change. Users will be given a driving score at the end of the trip which can be shared directly to their Facebook wall. Suggestions are provided to improve their driving styles the next time they are behind the wheel.

 

SafeMate can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store for a safer drive.

 

Contact

Dr. Chalermpol Saiprasert
Tel. 02-5646900 ext 2218
e-mail: safematemail

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The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (Nectec) yesterday introduced a Thai language-based social media analytical tool to evaluate product popularity among the online population.

Social media analytics have captured 10% of the Thai research market over the past three years thanks to the popularity of social media.

Thailand has 18 million Facebook users, ranking the country 13th in the world, and 1.5 million Twitter accounts.

Chai Wutiwiwatchai, the head of Nectec's speech and audio technology laboratory, said the centre has developed S-Sense (social sensing) as a tool rather than relying on global technology.

The lab uses its unique ability in natural language processing and artificial intelligence to analyse Thai slang or jargon to increase its accuracy and understand the feeling when the slang is used.

Only a few tools can analyse language sentiment. Most mainly analyse the number of users and keywords.

The six players offering social media analytical tools are Google, Obvoc, ThoughtBuzz, ZocialEyes, ThothMedia and Cloud's marketing unit.

Nectec researcher Alisa Kongthon said S-Sense will collect, monitor, analyse and process information through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the popular web board at Pantip.com. Result accuracy will be about 85%.

Mr Chai said the lab is looking to partner cloud service providers to provide the analytical tool through web services so that small media enterprises will get data at affordable prices.

S-Sense also offers a customised system that businesses can install in their internal systems to analyse employee sentiment and plan business strategies.

Moreover, advertising and media agencies can use the tool to enhance customer relations and product development. The tool can assess brand and product popularity, particularly in the telecommunications, consumer goods and banking sectors.

A mobile application will be launched this month at Thailand Online Expo 2013.

Consumers can check the social media mood at http://pop.ssense.in.th.



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