Drive by MUA: The safe driving app to get rewards

26/11/2021 • Edouard Boisnel

Partnership: MUA

Country: Mauritius & East Africa

Industry: Insurance

Year: 2021

The challenges around a safe driving app for MUA

MUA is a regional financial services company committed to providing innovative insurance and financial solutions for communities in Mauritius, across East Africa and the Indian Ocean.

MUA has 100 years of experience in Africa in the field of financial and insurance services and employs 825 people in 30 branches.

The group is dedicated to providing simple, accessible, affordable & empathetic insurance solutions that create a positive impact for society.

Through its strategic plan to create a strong regional identity and culture, on developing the business significantly and on transformation projects, MUA wanted to offer all Mauritians an innovative solution to make their roads safer.

MUA wanted to offer a digital tool, with a driver behavior monitoring app, with the aim of raising awareness of good practices on a large scale. The idea was to have the capability of attributing scores to drivers in a very simple way, rewarding the safest ones, and to acquire and engage new customers.

In addition to rewards, the drivers would also be able to receive coaching tips to improve their skills, save on fuel costs, assess and reduce their carbon footprint. MUA wanted to provide a solution seen as a real safe driving app companion to the community.


The solution: setup of a white label app able to analyze driving behaviors


MUA naturally asked DriveQuant, the expert able to provide the technology in the field of connected insurance and road safety. DriveQuant has configured a white label app in a few weeks. It automatically detects vehicle trips and provides scores around safety, distraction and eco-driving for each trip.

The way it works is very simple: any driver can use the application, with MUA organizing numerous challenges to engage the community and lead them towards safer behavior: smoother and more efficient driving, and discouraging the use of smartphones whilst driving. The best behaviors will be rewarded with gifts such as fuel and shopping vouchers, as well as airtime with the support of partner companies.

MUA will take advantage of this road safety mobile app to coach and develop user loyalty, particularly through in-app automated driving tips

The first outcome: a successful market launch with good feedbacks

4500 registered drivers after few weeks

Through an efficient communication campaign: corporate website, promotional video, social networks…These are relevant figures for a market of this size and a first launch in the field of telematics.

A safe driving app that is well received

Good feedback from users on the concept of the app, on the automatic trip detection and on features related to safety, eco-driving and distraction. More than 4 stars.

Challenges and rewards proposed to users

In-app driving contests with a lot of gifts to win: gifts for the 200 first users downloading the app, gas and shopping vouchers for tap ranked drivers… MUA partnered with local companies to provide these rewards.


Gabriel Delerue

General Manager and Co-Founder • Fleeti

This is a real smart drive app. It has been tested on more than 1,000 phone models to ensure full compatibility on iPhone and more than 95% on Android. The driving analysis is carried out with a very low impact on the battery and mobile data consumption of the smartphone. The type of vehicle as well as the conditions of the journey are taken into account. The driving score gives a very reliable assessment of the driver's risk.


Bertrand Casteres

Group CEO • MUA

At the heart of our mission as an insurance provider is a commitment to promote good driving behavior. After our educational web series MUA Learners' Challenge, we wanted to reach as many people as possible with digital prevention tools. Mobile telematics is proven in terms of road safety in many countries around the world and we are convinced that with DRIVE by MUA, drivers will know how to better protect them and others on the road.

Drive by MUA mobile app video