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Octo Telematics’ Execs to Buy 20% of Russian Shareholder Stake, Paving Way for IPO

Italy’s Octo Telematics announced that its chairman and chief executive have signed a binding agreement to purchase 20 percent of Octo’s shares from Russian company Renova Holdings. This share purchase will reduce Renova’s shareholding in the company to 48.55 percent, …

Octo Telematics’ IPO Delayed After Sanctions Hit Russian Shareholder: Sources

Italy’s Octo Telematics has put a planned initial public offering on hold after sanctions were imposed on controlling shareholder Renova Holdings and on Renova’s Russian chairman, Viktor Vekselberg, two sources said on Thursday. The United States imposed major sanctions last …

Telematics-Based Insurance Policies in UK Rise 30% to 975,000 in 2017: BIBA

The number of live telematics-based policies reached almost one million – standing at 975,000 in 2017, according to the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA). The BIBA survey includes information from the leading telematics brands in the UK to determine the …

Parents Urged Not to Lie About Installation of Telematics Boxes in Cars

Insure The Box, the London-based black box car insurance provider, has urged parents to think twice about lying to their children about having a telematics box installed in their cars. Insure The Box was responding to recent on-air radio “confessions” …

Re/Insurers Can Help Bridge Protection Gap with Technology: GA Report

Digital technologies can be harnessed by the re/insurance industry to narrow insurance protection gaps in developing and emerging markets, thereby improving societal resilience after natural disasters, according to a report published by the Geneva Association. However, the protection gap problem …

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 …

Telematics Data Provides ‘Compelling’ Defense Evidence in UK Liability Trial

Telematics data was successfully used to defend a driver in a liability trial in England, according to Insure The Box Ltd., a telematics-based car insurer. The strength of the telematics data prove the policyholder’s case, in contrast to the third …

How Tesla Liability in AutoPilot Crash Could Turn on Data Collected by Car

The large volume of data Tesla Motors Inc. collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar …

Motor Insurers Need to Adapt to Ward Off Competition from Car Manufacturers

As internet-connected and, eventually, driverless vehicles roll off production lines, traditional motor insurers need to adapt to ward off competition from car manufacturers. Insurers have struggled for years to make a profit from motor insurance due to intense competition and …

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 …