22nd November 2018

‘Old Tech’ Cams Still Cutting a Dash With Auto Insurers

Would you invest $50 or so for a perpetual 15% discount on your auto insurance? Most of us would unhesitatingly say ‘Yes’. Well, in certain insurance markets around the...

By Eric Volkman


20th November 2018

Vodafone Study Claims Consumer Warming to UBI

Study results presented to this week’s Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in the UK suggest consumers are starting to warm to telematics services such as UBI. The research...


16th November 2018

Release Waymo’s Insurance Documentation, Pressure Group Tells DMV

A pressure group has called for details of Waymo’s insurance for the 39 autonomous vehicles it is testing in California to be publicized. Anti-corporate consumer rights group Consumer Watchdog...


15th November 2018

Researchers: Telematics Insurance Cuts Young Driver Deaths

A risk management firm claims a 35% reduction in deaths and injuries of 17-to-19-year-old drivers since 2011 is due to telematics insurance. LexisNexis Risk Solutions says it has correlated...


12th November 2018

FCA Bid to Expand UBI Offerings

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to ramp up its connected car offerings by adding an insurance telematics specialist to its list of technological partners. It has signed a...


1st November 2018

Ageas’ Marlow: AVs Would Decrease Vehicle Ownership

Greg Hyde talks to Tim Marlow of insurance giant Ageas about development of autonomous vehicles and insurance of their occupants. While AVs are currently a work-in-progress for most of...


11th October 2018

Program Threatens Automakers’ Alleged CV Data Stranglehold

A program that can enable vehicle owners and component makers to access a connected vehicle’s data will soon be unveiled. The Auto Care Association (ACA) will host three separate...


10th October 2018

Autonomous Cars Face Higher Adoption Barriers Than Drones, Ships

A report from the UK's International Underwriting Association finds an easier path to future success for aerial drones and autonomous ships, compared to autonomous vehicles, due to self-driving vehicle...


3rd October 2018

Quality Data Drives Moves Against Motor Insurance Fraud

Metromile, the pay-per-mile auto insurer, had a problem: when customers had claims, their satisfaction plummeted. Looking into it, execs realized that, while 70% to 80% of claims were easily...


26th September 2018

Insurers Tread Warily Among Connected Car Tech

Looking at the auto technology that will work best for tomorrow’s insurers, explored by Eric Volkman. As the auto industry goes, so goes the auto insurance business. As everyone...

Eric Volkman


21st September 2018

Safety, Convenience, Discounts the Keys to UBI Expansion

When developing automotive UBI products, insurance providers must often employ innovative approaches to ensure their offerings are exciting for customers. So, what types of strategies do insurance providers employ...

By Andrew Williams


7th September 2018

Day Two: Connected Car Insurance USA 2018

Is customer experience the key to insurance success? Susan Kuchinskas reports. The second day of the Chicago conference had a strong focus on consumer experience, that somewhat elusive concept...