The second, and last, day of Insurance Telematics Europe 2015, held at London’s Park Plaza Victoria hotel, began not unlike the first day as the conference participants heard some very discouraging words from Katy Ratcliffe, head of marketing at Consumer Intelligence.
Jaguar Land Rover selects SiriusXM for telematics services, as research suggests that motion sickness will plague self-driving cars and rumors swirl that HTC is working on a rival infotainment platform to CarPlay and Android Auto. Andrew Tolve reports.
In Canada, business models for usage-based insurance (UBI) are evolving, as is the regulatory environment in each province. And as Kati Rubinyi reports, insurance industry insiders are optimistic that the business opportunities for UBI will overcome the barriers.
The Canadian UBI market is at a tipping point, as an increasing number of carriers begin to appreciate the benefits of offering a telematics insurance solution and consider how best to offer their product. Siegfried Mortkowitz looks at the options they must consider.
Toyota commits itself to a cohesive connected car strategy with a new internal division, as Octo brings insurance telematics to two-wheelers and Audi makes more tracks with self-driving cars. Andrew Tolve reports.
As UBI gathers traction, OEMs are increasingly looking to the solution for differentiation and additional revenue. French-Japanese car-maker Renault-Nissan was one of the first to seize the opportunity. Siegfried Mortkowitz put some questions to the company’s manager of Sales and Marketing Services, Pascal .
OEMs are starting to get the picture about usage-based insurance. Siegfried Mortkowitz looks at what may be the beginning of an irresistible trend of car-makers offering the product at the point of sale.
Researchers raise safety concerns over Progressive’s Snapshot, as Ford opens a Silicon Valley research center and Harman acquires two software companies with connected car competencies. Andrew Tolve reports.
TU-Automotive has recently announced that Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) and The Co-operators will present an insurance telematics case study at the Insurance Telematics Canada 2015 Conference and Exhibition (April 23-24, Westin Prince Hotel, Toronto).
Technology is disrupting the insurance industry, but there are still plenty of opportunities and obstacles. Blair Currie, vice president of business development, for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS) sat down with TU to discuss changes on the road ahead.