Millions of drivers may be eligible for car insurance discounts, according to Progressive Insurance

Progressive Insurance has issued a new report detailing how as many as 70 million drivers in the U.S. could be missing out on major savings. The insurer launched a new product earlier this year that collects data from drivers who opt to have a simple device installed in their vehicles. The device tracks driving habits and send the information to Progressive agents who determine whether these habits are safe. Those with safe driving habits are eligible for major discounts on their car insurance policies. Progressive’s report draws upon data collected…

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Progressive and Allstate come to settlement about patent use

Allstate Corp and Progressive Corp, the auto insurers, have reached a settlement for a patent dispute that had been occurring between the two insurance giants, which was over technology that allowed the companies to alter a driver’s premiums based where, how, and how frequently he or she drives. The dispute began when Progressive filed a lawsuit against Allstate, claiming that the latter had infringed on patents and trademarks owned by the former, which are a part of “usage-based” insurance. Progressive released a statement that explained that some of its patent…

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