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Hands-Free Phone Use While Driving Bill Passes Minnesota House

Minnesota motorists would be required to use hands-free devices when talking on the phone while driving under a bill that passed the state House on Monday night, after sponsors said the measure will cut down on distracted driving and save …

UK Supermarkets Analyze Customers’ Shopping Habits to Price Insurance Products

Ever wondered what your shopping habits say about your driving? Britain’s big supermarkets have. The two biggest, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, are offering discounts on financial products such as car insurance based on the predictability of people’s shopping, a step beyond …

UK Insurer Ageas Uses Artificial Intelligence to Manage Motor Claims

UK insurer Ageas has begun to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to help manage its motor claims in partnership with AI specialist Tractable. In what it describes as “a first” for the UK market, Ageas said the technology is now …

UK Car Premiums Rise by 16% to $949 with More Pain Ahead: Willis Towers Watson, Confused.com

U.K. car insurance premiums rose 1.8 percent in the first quarter of 2017, with motorists now paying an average of £781 ($949), which is £110 ($134), or 16 percent, higher than average premiums paid in the same period last year, …

AIG Seeks Best Drivers in Singapore with New Smartphone App

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. (AIG Singapore) has launched a nationwide search to find Singapore’s best drivers with “AIG On the Go,” a telematics-based smartphone application. “AIG On the Go” scores drivers’ performance every time they get behind the …

UK Motor Insurance Premiums Reach Record Levels in Q4 2016: ABI

UK motor insurance premiums hit their highest recorded levels in the fourth quarter of 2016 and rose more than five times the rate of inflation in 2016, as tax increases, increased repair costs and the rising costs of whiplash-style injury …

Telematics-Based Car Policies in UK Exceed 750,000 for 1st Time in 2016

The number of live telematics policies in the UK exceeded three quarters of a million for the first time in 2016, according to annual research from the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA). The BIBA survey includes information from the leading …

IIHS Study Finds Rearview Cameras Can Reduce Backing Crashes

Rearview cameras are expected to prevent nearly one-in-six police-reported backing crashes, an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study has found. The IIHS is an Arlington, Virginia, headquartered independent, nonprofit research and communications organization dedicated to reducing highway crash deaths, …

Autumn Clock Change Raises Evening Accident Risk by 30%: UK Telematics Study

The risk of U.K. drivers having an accident in the month following the clocks changing at the end of October* increases by 10 percent, according to Insure The Box, the telematics car insurance provider. And if they are driving between …

Big Data Gathered by Twitter Monitoring Could Cut Premiums – and Erode Privacy

When people take to Twitter to comment on the great evening they enjoyed with good food and wonderful friends, reducing their monthly insurance bill is probably the last thing on their mind. But such tweets could help insurers to price …