telematics News

Global Insurance Fintech Investment Grew by 237% in 2015: Accenture Research

While insurance historically has been a laggard in the fintech race, it is increasingly a high-growth investment area in the fintech field, according to research from Accenture. Accenture’s fintech research reveals that the overall increase in global insurance investment levels …

Telematics-Based Car Insurance Policies in UK Increase by 40%: BIBA Survey  

The number of live telematics-based motor insurance policies, including black box policies, in the UK has increased by 40 percent, according to the latest annual research by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA). These types of policies can offer savings …

Insurers Could Find an Early-Mover Advantage from Telematics: Fitch

The motor insurance industry faces a significant shake-up from two waves of technological innovation – the growth of telematics and the development of driverless cars, according to Fitch. Over the short term, telematics will have a bigger impact on the …

More Than 40% of Insurers See Google as Potential Threat: Capgemini Report

More than 40 percent of insurers see Google as a potential threat because of its strong brand and ability to use customer data, a report released on Tuesday said. And young, mobile phone-friendly consumers may bypass traditional insurers for “new, …

Israel Emerges as Leader in Developing Cyber Defenses for Cars

Building on its expertise in technology, Israel is emerging as a leader in the race to keep cars secure and prevent the nightmare scenario of a hacker commandeering your vehicle. Most cars today are equipped with some level of connectivity …

P/C Insurers Told ‘Fresh Approach’ Needed to Face Coming Disruption

U.S. property/casualty insurers should expect disruptive changes in a number of areas in 2016, including technology, pricing, customer demand, and “heightened regulatory creep,” consultant Ernst & Young said in a new report. “Insurers that stay ahead of these shifts should …

Zurich Joins CityMobil2 to Test Automated Self-driving Buses in Europe

Zurich Insurance Group announced that it has been selected as the insurance associate to CityMobil2, an EU-funded research project that is staging tests of automated road transport systems with self-driving buses across Europe. The announcement explained that the “project is …

RSA Promotes Middle to Role of Global Telematics Partnering Director

London-based RSA announced it has promoted Paul Middle to the role of global telematics partnering director. Effective immediately, Middle will be responsible for growing RSA’s telematics portfolio globally across both personal and commercial lines, working with the company’s core regions …

Makers of Self-Driving Cars Could Shoulder Burden of Insurance Liability

Hacker attacks or faulty software could shift the burden of legal and regulatory liability toward makers of self-driving cars and away from customers, experts say, forcing regulators and insurers to develop new models. Autonomous cars have the potential to reduce …

Millennials Prefer Usage-Based Insurance: Survey

More drivers aged 18 to 34, or millennials, are interested in usage-based auto insurance policies than are drivers in all other age groups. More millennials (88 percent) are interested in taking out a UBI, also known as telematics, policy compared …