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.
Dr. Chalermpol Saiprasert
Tel. 02-5646900 ext 2218