Insurance Telematics

The Unlikely Relationship of Usage-Based Motor Insurance and Public Transportation - 12/16/2014

Who would think that one day somebody might pay you for keeping you car at home and taking public transports? Actually this is the concept of a trial managed by Italian motor car insurer UnipoSAI, the Municipality of Milan, Italy, ATM - the Milan...

MAPFRE Expands UBI Program to Connecticut and Washington - 12/03/2014

MAPFRE Insurance the U.S. subsidiary of the Spanish insurer today announced that its DriveAdvisor Program is expanding to include the states of Connecticut and Washington. DriveAdvisor is a voluntary program that provides an auto insurance discount...

Ingenie: Telematics Reduces Accidents for Young Drivers - 12/01/2014

UK-based Ingenie, a provider of Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) for young British motorists has released a report highlighting that its insurance system that uses a telematics black box reduces crashes for young drivers through modifying their driving...

Signal Iduna Launches Usage-Based Car Insurance with TomTom OBD Dongle - 10/29/2014

Leading German insurer Signal Iduna has launched a usage-based insurance policy based on TomTom OBD (on-board diagnostic) dongle (LINK 100). “AppDrive powered by TomTom” uses a smartphone app and an OBD dongle that reports data such as harsh...

OBD Dongle Start-up Zubie Partners with Progressive Insurance - 09/11/2014

OBD Dongle Start-up Zubie has announced a partnership with Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) provider Progressive. Through this partnership, Zubie offers its customers the option of sharing their driver data with Progressive in order to earn a discount on...

Vehcon to Offer Mileage Solution for $1 Per Vehicle Per Year - 09/03/2014

Smartphone-based telematics supplier Vehcon has announced MVerity, a new offering for insurance companies, which provides accurate mileage readings for underwriting, claims, and usage-based insurance (UBI) for less than $1 per vehicle per year. “Our...

Rising Interest in UBI & Teen Driving Behavior Monitoring in the U.S. - 08/28/2014

A consumer poll released yesterday by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, indicated a rising interest of American drivers for usage-based insurance (UBI) and related safety features offered by in-car telematics. Between 2013 and 2014 the awareness about UBI...

Rutgers Study Demonstrates Speed Data from UBI Dataloggers May Reveal Car Destination - 08/19/2014

Many telematics insurance companies claim that their data logger that does not include GPS can fully protect consumer privacy. But a team of computer engineers at Rutgers University has shown that even without a GPS tracker, a driver could reveal...

Allianz UK to Offer PAYD Insurance to BMW i3 and i8 - 07/22/2014

Allianz UK has teamed up with BMW to provide tailored insurance to BMW i3 and i8 owners. BMW FlexiMile Insurance is designed for customers driving up to 5,000 miles per year and offers the benefit of a lower premium – customers are saving 25% in...

Direct Line Insurance Makes 15% Investment in Telematics Supplier The Floow - 07/10/2014

UK-based specialist telematics service provider The Floow has announced this week a 15 percent investment from Direct Line Insurance Group plc. The investment will be facilitated through a dedicated capital increase in the equity of The Floow, which...

Allianz Selects TomTom to Power Insurance Service in France - 06/24/2014

TomTom Telematics has been selected by Allianz France to power a new private motor insurance solution, Allianz Conduite Connectée. Allianz Conduite Connectée offers safety features such as automatic crash notification and road side assistance...

Deloitte Telematics Insurance Study: Challenges & Opportunities for Auto Insurers - 06/11/2014

Deloitte University Press published earlier this year a 32 pages study on usage-based insurance (UBI), also known as “insurance telematics,“ written by two insurance experts. This report offers an interesting view on the market from an insurance...
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