America News: AIG Auto Insurance launches GPS-based teen driver program

America News:  AIG Auto Insurance launches GPS-based teen driver program

AIG Auto Insurance has teamed up with MobileTeenGPS to launch the AIG Teen GPS Program for auto insurance policyholders with teen drivers.

The program, which will initially be piloted in Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington, uses GPS technology to enable parents monitor the location of their teenager’s car and driving.

The AIG Teen GPS Program will also automatically send the parent an e-email and/or text message if the teen’s car exceeds pre-defined speed limits or is driven too far from a pre-defined location (home, school, work, etc.).

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, approximately 6,000 teenagers are killed in car accidents every year.

Tony DeSantis, president of AIG Marketing, acknowledged that while technology cannot prevent youngsters from using poor judgment or getting into accidents, it is a great tool to help parents and teens agree on rules, monitor behaviour and develop safer habits, which could ultimately save lives.

AIG Auto Insurance will not track individual driving behaviour, and data gathered during this pilot will not impact a customer’s rate or renewal eligibility.


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