LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. have announced the availability of LexisNexis telematics solutions to Mitsubishi’s Road Assist+ smart phone app.
The app enables Mitsubishi drivers to enjoy the cost savings of usage-based insurance (UBI) without having to install telematics hardware devices in their vehicles.
The Mitsubishi Road Assist+ is an enhancement to the existing app, which currently provides 24-hour emergency roadside assistance through a smart phone and will be the first hardware-free telematics solution to be integrated into an existing automaker’s companion app.
The app utilizes the LexisNexis telematics technology to collect driver behavior data and communicate feedback to drivers and participating insurance carriers through Mitsubishi’s Roadside Assistance service. The solution works with both connected and non-connected cars, making UBI available to any Mitsubishi driver whose vehicle is within the five-year warranty period.
The Mitsubishi Road Assist+ app delivers driving data to Mitsubishi drivers, who can opt in to make their data available to participating insurance carriers through the LexisNexis® Telematics Exchange, including State Auto Insurance Companies, which is the first insurer to be announced.
The Telematics Exchange normalizes and scores telematics data from numerous sources including auto manufacturers, OBDII devices and 12-volt devices to more accurately determine an individual driver’s patterns of behavior and level of risk. The Mitsubishi Road Assist+ is available this month for download from the Apple App Store with Android coming soon.