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Automotive data company Lichengbao launches UBI app for small motor insurers


Published: December 15, 2015 | Nanjing Auto data service company Lichengbao has partnered with smaller insurers in launching the country’s first usage-based insurance (UBI). By launching China’s first UBI program, Lichengbao aims to provide fair premium to drivers and help the smaller companies. Different from the auto insurance that charges …

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Japanese insurance carriers to covers risks associated with self-driving pilots


Published: December 07, 2015 | Tokyo Japan’s Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance have jointly developed a new insurance product to cover risks involved in demonstration tests of self-driving cars. It is the first such insurance product in Japan. The two insurers, both subsidiaries of MS&AD Insurance Group …

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TeliaSonera unveils cloud-based connected vehicle solutions for Nordic and Baltic countries


Published: November 19, 2015 | Sweden TeliaSonera is introducing a cloud based solution enabling high end car features for the cars of today and tomorrow. Together with partners from the automotive and insurance industries, a combination of car control functionalities, high performance connectivity and value added services will be made …

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Exclusive: HERE, Zuora, Aricent and Zubie articles in Smart Automotive Nov-Dec issue


Published: November 16, 2015 | New Delhi, India Telematics Wire, a media services firm focused on online publication, market research and conferences related to Vehicle Telematics revealed the upcoming edition (November-December) of its bi-monthly publication Smart Automotive. The online edition can be accessed here. Smart Automotive is the only focused …

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AllState to provide “Driver Safety Ratings” for auto customers through insurance telematics data

Published: November 05, 2015 | Northbrook, IL Allstate Insurance Co. is drawing up plans for driver safety ratings based on data transmitted from customers’ vehicles. According to patent applications recently filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Allstate’s scoring system would take into account speed laws, road signs, traffic …

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Octo Telematics to provide UBI services to GM Onstar customers


Published: November 04, 2015 | Detroit, MI Octo Telematics has partnered with General Motors (GM) to provide Usage Based Insurance (UBI) and fleet management solutions using General Motor’s OnStar technology. The new services will be available to insurers and fleet providers across Europe starting in Q2 2016. The company’s partnership …

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Zubie OBD-II dongle now provides Wi-Fi hotspot powered by Verizon LTE


Published: November 03, 2015 | Charleston, SC Zubie has launched a new “black” dongle that can turn into an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot as soon as you plug it in your car’s OBD-II port. The new in-car Wi-Fi solution is powered by the Verizon 4G LTE.  With the addition of seamless …

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French connected car start-up DRUST explains evolution of car-to-driver interface


There is gonna be blood! Back in the early 20th century, the Ford T man-car interface basically consisted in 2 pedals and a steering wheel. Where are we a century later? Power-trains are definitely more efficient and cars more comfortable, but the steering wheel and the pedals are still here, …

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The Floow collaborates with CarSmart to bring telematics solutions in China


Published: October 21, 2015 | Sheffield, UK The Floow (“The Floow”) and Beijing CarSmart Technology Co (“CarSmart”), a subsidiary of publicly listed IT solutions and service provider United Electronics Co., Ltd, came together at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills in the context of the 6th UK-China Internet Forum. …

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Tech entrepreneur evades over-speeding charges using telematics


Published: October 02, 2015 | Sunderland, UK A Sunderland based technology entrepreneur has escaped a charge of speeding by using telematics data. The case is the first of its kind and could open the floodgates for hundreds of thousands of motorists. As accurate, affordable GPS technology is now being used …

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