Connected cars should collect data to inform insurance decisions, ABI says

Insurance is one of the key areas that needs ironing out before driverless cars are to become a common feature on roads worldwide. Questions such as who is responsible in the event of a crash: machine or man? are being debated by authorities and governments around the globe.

But the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said today that data will be central to figuring these sorts of queries out.

It said autonomous and connected cars would need to collect "a basic set of core data" to stop drivers being...

By Rachael Power, 22 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Insurance.

BMW and Hyundai top J.D. Power car technology rankings


BMW and Hyundai are the highest ranked car brands with regard to experience with vehicle technology, according to an inaugural report from J.D. Power.

The Tech Experience Index (TXI) measured car models and manufacturers on collision protection, comfort and convenience, driving assistance, entertainment and connectivity, navigation, and smartphone mirroring. The study found that two BMW cars – the 2 Series for small premium and 4 Series for compact premium – and two Hyundai...

By James Bourne, 12 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Insurance, Regulation, Standards.

Vinli launches new partnerships for T-Mobile-powered connected car services


Vinli has expanded its portfolio by joining hands with Meineke Car Care and Cox Automotive to offer connected car services that will be powered by T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s wireless connectivity will offer customers with an in-car telematics solution, with service supporting apps, safety services and advanced diagnostics.

Vinli will help Meineke with an open and transparent vehicle maintenance and fleet service programme, due to which, car owners will be able to receive real-time...

By Connected CarTech, 16 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Insurance, Regulation, Telematics .

How does the new auto insurance ecosystem match up to industry demand?


The usage based insurance (UBI) market is an ever-growing industry, with an estimated 100 million vehicles set to be insured worldwide with telematics policies by 2020. This is set to grow to nearly 50% of the world’s vehicles by 2030, generating more than €250 billion in premiums for insurers.

But insurers and OEMs face a growing conundrum: what do their UBI or connected car propositions include? Currently the insurance market is using policy premium discounts through driver...

By JP Taylor, 23 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Insurance, Telematics .

TomTom Telematics collaborating with Sage to provide real-time accounting for fleets


TomTom Telematics is partnering with Sage to provide real-time accounting for companies with fleets of vehicles.

The collaboration will witness the integration of TomTom WEBFLEET and Sage Live, with customers of the latter solution now being offered an automatic view of fleet data from connected vehicles – including trucks, light commercial vehicles and passenger cars.

Sage is a company that provides cloud accounting software. WEBFLEET is used by small to large businesses to help...

By Connected CarTech, 28 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Insurance, Telematics .

Law firms launch autonomous car teams

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Michigan law firms are carving teams out of their automotive practices, dedicated to autonomous and connected vehicles. The pioneering laws firms include Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone (Detroit) and Butzel Long (Ann Arbor), both of whom have been representing automotive clients for several years.

According to Jennifer Dukarski, a part of this team of attorneys at Butzel Long,...

By Connected CarTech, 09 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Driverless, Insurance, Regulation.

How can Volkswagen rebuild trust with the fleet community?


In recent times, it hasn’t been uncommon for industry sectors to face scandal or massively increased regulatory constraints; just think of the banking sector and national supermarkets, over the past few years.  But news from Volkswagen (VW) – one of the most trusted and reliable brands in the fleet business – has taken us all by surprise.

There are 29.6 million cars on the road in the UK, but with reports saying that as many as 1.5 million VW cars may have to be...

By Mark Kirby, 30 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Best practice, Insurance.

TeliaSonera develops connected car solution for Nordic and Baltic countries


In order to make the best of the IoT solutions market, TeliaSonera has developed a connected car solution, known as Telia Sense, targeting the Nordic and Baltic countries.

The cloud-based solution can be used on new as well as old vehicles and comprises three parts – a monthly subscription, an app for smartphones and a vehicle telematics unit equipped with a SIM-card that connects to the OBD2-port.

TeliaSonera will first launch the solution in Sweden in 2016, with...

By Connected CarTech, 20 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Ecosystems, Insurance.