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 letter of intent with Generali Country Italia (GCI) as the first step towards developing new products and services with a view to offer them to the insurance market. The partnership will use technological and telematic systems offering customers a personalized experience combining insurance solutions and services, such as real time driver coaching. This would be a “black box” solution which issues alerts over potentially dangerous driving behavior, or driving dynamics monitoring to enable customers to share information on driving style.
The partnership intends to offer will develop new solutions in various contexts and includes:
• Offering of GCI’s usage-based insurance policies for connected FCA range models purchased through FCA Bank;
• Offering of other forms of UBI coverage and digital mobility services specifically for FCA customers;
• The possibility for GCI agencies to offer long-term rental packages for FCA vehicles by Leasys, the FCA Bank mobility and long-term rental company;
• Offering to GCI customers FCA maintenance services and extended warranty packages;
• Finding efficiencies between the GCI network of vehicle body repair workshops and FCA.
Pietro Gorlier, chief operating officer FCA for the EMEA region and global head of Mopar said: “This partnership aims to develop new solutions while always guaranteeing the customer the best use and ownership experience of our FCA models, thanks to state-of-the-art connectivity technology systems. This agreement proves the excellence of the FCA and Generali products, in a ‘made in Italy’ partnership that marks a major milestone in the continual drive towards safety and innovation, but also a new step towards the mobility of the future.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_


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