Octo Telematics

24th October 2016

Weekly Brief: Tesla cars will boast ‘illegal’ driverless capability

Call him brazen, call him bold, call him dangerous or downright irresponsible, there's one thing Elon Musk, the outspoken founder and CEO of Tesla Motor Company, is not and...


29th July 2016

Connected cars as the game-changers in UBI

Persistently connected cars, already coming into the market, provide much more data that can be used by insurers for evaluating risk. But they’ll shake up the UBI industry for...


18th July 2016

Weekly Brief: JLR's self-driving tech that can get down 'n' dirty

Most self-driving tech and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) come with serious limitations these days. They can detect lane dividers but not if it’s raining. They can deliver autonomous...


13th June 2016

Weekly Brief: TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 grabs the connected car headlines

In this week’s Brief: TU-Automotive Detroit, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Octo Telematics, State Auto, Movimento, Sierra Wireless, Qualcomm, INRIX, PayByPhone, Symantec, Nissan Airbiquity, Infiniti, VoiceBox, INRIX Open Car...


25th April 2016

Weekly Brief: VW settlement raises liability bar for auto industry

The Volkswagen diesel software saga has finally reached its disgraceful conclusion: VW has agreed to buy back every single diesel VW sold in the US between 2008 and 2015....


10th November 2015

Joining the marketing dots doesn't have to mean connecting them

According to the mobile phone operators’ GSM Association, every car in the world will be connected to the internet by 2025. While this may bring many opportunities it could...


9th November 2015

Weekly Brief: Toyota creates new company for autonomous tech with $1Bn pledge

In this week’s Brief: Toyota, Toyota Research Institute, Stanford University, MIT, Octo Telematics, Daimler, WirelessCar, Sygic, Parkopedia, Zubie, Verizon, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DocuSign andVisa. So much...


2nd November 2015

Weekly Brief: AAA finds hands-free tech guilty of distracting drivers

Bad news folks: Hands-free technologies are just as distracting as touch screens in cars. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that speech-activated, voice-to-text systems do...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


4th September 2015

Insurance Telematics USA 2015 Day II: Rummaging through the keys to UBI success

Big data – and what to do with it – were top of mind on day two of the conference. How much data is enough? How good does it...


3rd September 2015

Insurance Telematics USA 2015 Day I: Still many ways to skin the UBI cat

Insurers have reached huge milestones in terms of partnerships and acquisitions, as well as introducing new products into the market. Yet, there are still roadblocks ahead: autonomous cars and...


1st September 2015

App’s a telematics tutorial to promote UBI, says Octo

With the scream of 200mph MotoGP motorcycles ringing in our ears, TU heard how a simple smartphone app could be paving the way to greater adoption of UBI among...


27th August 2015

Can telematics get Canadians feeling good about insurance again?

In July, J.D. Power released the results of a study of 2,500 Canadian consumers who had filed physical damage loss claims with their auto insurance companies. The news was...