Octo Telematics

26th June 2019

Telematics Not the Only Answer to Reducing Insurers’ Risks

It wasn’t so long ago that an automobile was a free-ranging universe all its own. The only real connection it had with the outside world occurred when someone inside...

By Eric Volkman

11th March 2019

Autonomous Tech Costs Could Reshape Auto Insurance Risks

Insurance is a key topic surrounding who will be liable for the safety and repair of autonomous vehicles but the legal intricacies could be far more complex than many...

By Louis Bedigian

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6th September 2018

Day One: Connected Car Insurance USA 2018

What will it take to become Amazon of insurers, Susan Kuchinskas tries to find out. Consumers are picky and spoiled by Amazon. As Shawn Broadfield, vice-president of claims innovation...

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25th May 2018

Hooking consumers up to the benefits of UBI

How UBI can enhance the customer experience, explored by Guy Bird. The case for UBI stands to reason really: the more information your increasingly-connected car can generate, the more...

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1st December 2017

UBI and driver behaviour: what really works?

Data results show driver feedback within UBI programmes do result in reductions in the behaviours used to assess risk yet there remains of plenty of room to grow, not...

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16th October 2017

Weekly Brief: Coming to your mailbox soon, self-driving mail trucks

The US Postal Service is looking to reinvent itself and save millions through self-driving tech. Andrew Tolve reports. Snail mail is about to go semi-autonomous: the US Postal Service...

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10th July 2017

Weekly Brief: Volvo begins drive towards full electrification

With one statement, Volvo raised the EV bar for every other carmaker in the world. Andrew Tolve reports. Call it bold or bonkers, reckless or really good business. One...

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23rd June 2017

Consumers to demand ‘sweetheart’ deals from UBI

The way people shop for insurance is changing at a radical pace with online aggregators now firmly fixed as the new standard, enabling consumers to enjoy a broker-like experience...

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2nd May 2017

Weekly Brief: Waymo starts offering free autonomous trips in Arizona

Google self-driving taxis just came one step closer to fruition. Andrew Tolve reports. Phoenix, Arizona, doesn’t feel like the face of the future. Plopped down in the north eastern...

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24th March 2017

Choose your weapons in the UBI challenge

As more and more carmakers and telematics service providers (TSPs) move into the motor insurance market, the traditional relationships between car and equipment makers and insurers is being shaken...

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3rd March 2017

Insurers must keep the connected car strategy simple

According to Guillaume Lehallier, product design and ecosystem manager at insurance company AXA, the key challenge facing semi-autonomous and autonomous cars falls down the insurance liability question. When an...

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19th December 2016

Weekly Brief: Google introduces stand-alone robot car company Waymo

The new business becomes the overnight leader in autonomous vehicle technologies. Andrew Tolve reports. Seven years after inception, Google’s self-driving cars have finally earned themselves an independent business and...

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