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Generali and Progressive announce telematics R&D agreement

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Published: September 08, 2016 | Italy & Ohio The Generali Group and The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, among the world leaders in car insurance telematics, entered into an R&D collaboration to improve their individual data analytics capabilities and foster product offering. The two groups will share knowledge in telematics …

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80% drivers think charging premium rates per actual driving behavior is fairer approach: Progressive Survey

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Published:  April 14, 2015 | Mayfield Village, OH “People are angry that they’re paying more for insurance because of the bad driving habits of other people, and they have every right to be – it’s just not fair” Progressive Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Charney A survey of 500 consumers conducted …

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Progressive incorporates additional surcharge in its Snapshot for bad drivers

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Published: April 01, 2015 | Mayfield, OH Progressive announced that it is going to levy a surcharge on drivers they deem “bad” or aggressive via their Snapshot device. Currently the change is effective only in Missouri and affects only new participants but it will likely to be rolled out to additional …

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The Progressive Snapshot OBD-II dongle is vulnerable to security attacks

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Published: January 25, 2015 | Mayfield, OH Researchers at Florida-based Digital Bond Labs say they have uncovered major problems in a device that Progressive Insurance uses to measure the driving habits of participating customers. By reverse-engineering the dongle, they gained access to a network that allows control of critical vehicle …

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Progressive partners with Zubie to reward safe drivers

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Published: September 5, 2014 | United States Progressive and Zubie are collaborating on an industry-first telematics solution to deliver savings to consumers for their safe driving. Customers of Zubie’s connected car service can now earn discounts on their auto insurance from leading usage-based insurance provider, Progressive. This marks the first …

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Progressive Insurance on OEM-based UBI models and the roadmap ahead

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“The opportunities to advance UBI may reside in the use of smart technology, like mobile and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) telematics.”- Dave Pratt, General Manager(UBI), Progressive Insurance For years now, industry experts have debated whether or not UBI models would take off, and essentially re-orient the motor insurance industry. Various insurance carriers across the globe …

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Telematics insurance: Progressive receives fourth patent

Progressive Insurance has received a fourth patent for system technologies used with its optional Pay As You Drive® insurance program, a usage-based form of car insurance. U.S. Patent No. 8,090,598 relates, in part, to producing a driver safety score based on monitored driving data. Progressive’s usage-based insurance (UBI) program, Snapshot®, …

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