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I2I Connectivity:The Key to UBI Success

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Usage-based insurance, and more generally Insurance Telematics, have been shouldered with tremendous expectations.  Most of those expectations have thus far fallen short of the hyped promises to disrupt private passenger auto insurance, bring lower rates and personalized pricing to many drivers, and encourage safer driving behaviors.  Never has a technology …

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Smartphone in Cars: “Engaging, Potent and Distracting!!!”

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“National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), United States has found that the increased use of portable devices like smartphones has led to an increase in crashes and fatalities.” One of the greatest features of a modern smartphone is the ability to completely replace your car GPS and infotainment system. There are …

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Linden Holliday, CEO of MyDrive explores the potential of telematics in insurance sector

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Introduction to Telematics – Changing the Measurement of Risk  For decades, insurance companies have managed their driver insurance book using a “pooled risk” model. Insurers assessed driver risk using blunt proxies such as profession, gender, age, marital status and medical history. Groups of drivers who presented varying degrees of risk …

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2 million USD to be spent on Connected Vehicle certification and policies: US DOT

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Connected Vehicle – Next Stage Certification Environment  While America’s transportation system continues to be one of the nation’s greatest achievements and is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, critical improvements are needed to make surface transportation safer, smarter, and greener and ultimately enhance livability for Americans. Part of this transformation …

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Google’s Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) finally unmasks ‘Android Auto’

‘Eureka’ moment for Google: Does Apple think it can steal the show? At its Google I/O developer’s conference in San Francisco, Google  announced Android Auto that is intended to bring the Android experience to a car’s in-dash infotainment system. The much-awaited, much-rumoured and the much-talked-about trend is said to be …

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Holger G Weiss from AUPEO! on “Future trends in the automotive industry”

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My next car will be a Google!  No other industry is facing such a fundamental transformation as the automotive industry. Perhaps, a change that will have a great influence on this powerful industry as the invention of the engine had. The car is becoming part of something, which has made …

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Jim Weiss of ISO on “Big Data for UBI”

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UBI: Inside the insurance industry’s great Big Data Experiment Usage-based insurance (UBI) has earned its reputation as a win-win for drivers and carriers. Policyholders can benefit from higher levels of service and lower rates by improving theirdriving, while insurers can increase retention and minimize adverse selection by identifying lower-risk policyholders …

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In-car apps: Making cars smarter!

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In-car apps will revolutionize the way we drive; the vehicle-centric apps will make our driving experience more personalized and help keep cars connected and current. Automakers are continously evolving the technology and future has come when our cars dashboard may become as versatile as our laptop. Many modern cars are …

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Connected cars and smart homes: coherence of a convergence platform

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Published: June 16, 2014 We’ve all had those “oh-no” moments in our day-to-day life when we miss switching-off TV, fan, washing machine or wants to turn on the air conditioning before we reach home. Life would be very easy when we gain controls of all our household items like television, …

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Usage Based Insurance – Big Data renovating the auto insurance sector

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Published: June 2, 2014 The car insurance industry is on the brink of an intense change that will effectively manage claim costs, enhance pricing style, improve profitability, and differentiate policyholder products and services. Additionally there is an opportunity to improve the driving style and reduce accident frequency and severity. Usage-based …

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