Insurance news is undergoing a massive evolution from technology

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to be a driving force behind massive changes to the industry. Technology has been making insurance news for many years, but it is only of late that the changes have been at an exponential rate, as smart devices have become a typical part of the average household, and as the Internet of Things begins its own expansion. The solutions offered by the IoT can be as simple and practical as they are personalized. This means that insurance news generated by the IoT is…

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Usage based insurance program lets young drivers prove themselves

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This telematics based system will give new Ontario, Canada motorists the chance to prove their safety habits. A company called Ingenie Canada Inc. has now announced that it will be offering a usage based insurance program in Ontario, Canada, that will use telematics technology in order to allow drivers who are aged 24 years and younger to show that their habits are safer than the demographic as a whole. The company is allowing younger drivers to show their true risk level instead of being lumped in with the group. The…

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Driverless cars could be a risk for the auto insurance sector

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Insurers suggest that self-driving cars could disrupt the insurance market in the future Driverless vehicles have reached a major milestone. Three auto insurance suppliers and an auto parts manufacturer have included driverless cars in their annual reports concerning securities. In these reports, the companies noted that self-driving vehicles are a risk, which could eventually disrupt their business. The reports highlighted the technology behind these vehicles, which could become a major force in the auto insurance space. Companies are noting that driverless vehicles represent a significant risk in the future, but…

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Usage based insurance devices track drivers using GPS

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This type of program may be causing motorists to exchange their privacy for potential discounts. Drivers who are looking to save money on their auto premiums are starting to look toward options such as usage based insurance, which involves installing a device in the motorist’s vehicle in order to allow the insurer to track actual driving habits, instead of basing premiums exclusively on more general risk models. While this can give safe drivers the chance to prove their low risk, and save money, there may be a catch. Privacy advocates…

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Usage based insurance is not appealing to most Americans

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A recent study has shown that over half of the drivers in the country aren’t sold on having their habits monitored. The results of a study conducted on the popularity of usage based insurance, also known as a pay as you drive plan, have recently been released, and they have shown that 51 percent of Americans will not even consider enrolling in this type of program. The majority of consumers are resistant to being monitored in order to be able to obtain possible discounts. The results of the study that…

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Insurance technology could place US drivers at risk, says hacker

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Tech expert, Corey Thuen, will be speaking at the S4 conference to show that pay as you drive dongles aren’t secure. Corey Thuen is a Digital Bond Labs security researcher, who has been working for a number of weeks on the subject of the insurance technology of onboard network dongles that are connected to the OBD2 ports of vehicles as a component of usage based auto policies. The findings of the research have been striking and they will soon be presented in a talk entitled “Remote Control Automobiles”. Thuen looked…

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Usage based insurance tracking soon available through OnStar

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As of the summer of 2015, a motorist’s driving behaviors can be assessed through its onboard system. Beginning this summer, the OnStar service found in many vehicles will also be capable of tracking a driver’s behaviors as a part of an opt-in usage based insurance program that will make it possible for safer motorists to save on their coverage. This program will provide an evaluation of a driver’s habits over a period of ninety days. Once that time has been completed, drivers will be given the opportunity to take advantage…

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