Menu

M2M FEATURE NEWS

Telit Cites South Africa as Example for Brazil to Reduce Car Thefts

By Tabitha Naylor November 27, 2012

In Brazil, according to the recently released numbers by the São Paulo Government Security Department, car theft is still on the rise. Every hour, eleven cars are stolen in São Paulo alone, according to the Department. A global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, Telit Wireless Solutions is therefore citing South Africa as an example that Brazil should follow.

According to Telit's senior sales director, Global Telematics Segment, Cyril Zeller, even though the African country belongs to the BRICS, economic block, as well as being economically on the rise, it has made significant advances reducing car theft.

For Zeller, the most notable difference is that in South Africa, there’s a wider adoption of vehicle tracking technology.

According to data provided by Telit Wireless Solution, in Brazil only 0.5 percent of the total fleet has some kind of tracking device, but in South Africa, 27 percent of vehicles in use are monitored. Zeller explains this difference by stating that in the African country, private initiatives already know the benefits of implementing such a system, while the Brazil industry awaits government regulatory action.


Image via Shutterstock

In South Africa, before writing a contract, insurance companies require customers to install tracking devices in their vehicles. Zeller explained that the benefits go beyond increasing vehicle recovery rates and decreasing car theft, but tracking devices also help insurance companies establish user profiles, and start charging costumers according to car usage.

"If the customer drives at night, or even parks the vehicle inappropriately, this makes the price of the insurance premium  higher and more appropriate with that use of the vehicle, which also means fairer prices for less risky customers,” concluded Zeller.

Moreover, according to Telit's Latin America director, Ricardo Buranello, Brazil already has the technology necessary to implement sophisticated tracking systems. Quickly bringing ideas to market in all application areas including the new "smart" space, Telit creates value by partnering with customers to provide expert guidance and support from concept development through to manufacturing. 




Edited by Braden Becker

Contributing Writer

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Unified Office Adds Operations Performance Suite to its Hybrid Cloud Service

By: Ken Briodagh    2/14/2017

Unified Office, a leading managed services provider offering reliable hybrid cloud-based virtual communications services and business analytics, recen…

Read More

Telit adds Wi-Fi and low-power solutions for IoT with acquisition of GainSpan

By: Ken Briodagh    2/2/2017

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced that it will acquire Silicon Valley-based GainSpan Corporation, a wireless conn…

Read More

ON World Study Says Half of Industrial Sensor Network Adopters Use IoT Platforms

By: Ken Briodagh    2/1/2017

One in two wireless sensor network (WSN) adopters are using cloud infrastructure for their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) development, according…

Read More

Gigabit Ethernet Consortium Members Validate Multi-Vendor Interoperability

By: Ken Briodagh    1/31/2017

The 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, established to develop 25G and 50G Ethernet specifications based upon 25 Gbps SERDES technology, have announced re…

Read More

Ingenu and Arrow Electronics Partner to Deliver RPMA Solutions for IoT

By: Ken Briodagh    1/30/2017

In a recent announcement, IoT Evolution Expo sponsor Ingenu, RPMA pioneer and specialist in machine to machine connectivity, has outlined a new strate…

Read More