UK-based autonomous and driverless vehicles specialist Intercept IP announced on Tuesday its new plans to enter the South African usage-based insurance telematics market through a collaboration with Digicall.

Digicall is to be the official distributor and reseller of Intercept IP’s technology in the Southern African region, following an agreement between the two parties.

South Africa is one of the world’s leading markets in insurance telematics and stolen vehicle recovery. Millions of devices have been deployed over the last 20 years, but the key market players are now looking to enhance the performance of their technology and the services they offer, providing the ideal conditions for Intercept IP’s proposition.

The two companies will together provide access to Intercept IP’s unique enabling technologies – including hardware, middleware, platform and professional services – to insurance, fleet and telematics service providers.

“We’ve spent the last 18 months designing and developing the next generation in telematics devices and building a middleware and platform offering that enables our clients to become market leaders,” Christian Galle, CEO of Intercept IP says.

“The collaboration with Digicall is, therefore, a huge milestone for Intercept IP, allowing us to take this technology to a new market in South Africa, and we’re delighted to be embarking upon this journey together.”

Digicall, a group of companies that operates in South Africa, Australia and the United Kingdom, provides technology-enabled outsourced business processes to corporates and assistance to their customers, by connecting to a network of experts, trusted service providers and employees who are in the financial services, insurance, consumer and telecoms industries.

“As a strong and recognised player in the insurance and associated markets, our desire has always been to bring extra value to our customers, and the many new services and solutions this association provides will help us to do just that,” Ruben Moggee, CEO of Digicall says.

“It’s been a fantastic journey so far with Intercept IP and we’re already receiving lots of positive feedback from our clients.”

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