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Telematics Changing Drivers’ Behavior: Insurance Research

Telematics devices offered by auto insurers appear to working to change the behavior of drivers. More than half (56 percent) of the 1,135 drivers participating in an Insurance Research Council (IRC) public opinion survey said they have made changes in …

Generali Acquires MyDrive Solutions, a UK Data Analysis Firm

Trieste-based Generali Group announced that it has acquired MyDrive Solutions, a UK company that uses data analytics tools to profile driving behavior. MyDrive Solutions, which was founded in 2010, specializes in identifying innovative and tailor-made products for customers as well …

German Insurer Uses Phone App to Help Improve Young Driver Safety

Signal Iduna, a German insurance provider, has launched a new car insurance policy through ‘sijox’, its young customer brand. “AppDrive powered by TomTom” uses a smartphone app to provide feedback on driving performance, to help increase road safety awareness for …

Sentry Insurance to Provide DriveCam Program to Transportation Clients

Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam, Inc.), a global driver safety and compliance product company, has signed an agreement with Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance to provide Sentry’s transportation clients with the DriveCam powered by Lytx driver safety management product. Sentry will share a …

Towers Watson Releases Analytical Scoring Model for Auto Insurers

Towers Watson, a global professional services company, has launched DriveAbility 2.0 Score, a new analytical scoring model designed for the automobile insurance industry. DriveAbility 2.0 Score includes a GPS version with location-specific factors in the risk model and a non-GPS …

Length of Yellow Traffic Lights Could Prevent Accidents

A couple of years ago, Hesham Rakha misjudged a yellow traffic light and entered an intersection just as the light turned red. A police officer handed him a ticket. “There are circumstances, as you approach a yellow light, where the …