Posts Tagged ‘telematics’

Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – September 2017

Susanna Gotsch / Crash Course, Trends /

  The transformation of a vehicle to an IoT device is happening.  The vehicle is being transformed from a mostly mechanical object to a fully wired, connected electronic object.  Even the driver now is shifting into passenger mode, with telematics offering the ability to reach consumers more often and in many new ways. To check […]

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Rethinking the Business Case for Usage Based Insurance in Private Passenger Auto

Deke Phillips / Data, Perspectives, Telematics /

Strategize to Get the Most out of UBI Programs Several well-meaning experts in this space have written about the unsustainability of usage-based insurance (UBI) programs due to high costs and low returns. They argue that when you add up all of the acquisition, technology, and administrative expenses, as well as premium discounts or other incentives, […]

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Next Gen Hyperscale Expectations

Reza Roohalmini / Data, Perspectives, Telematics /

Data, Information, and Knowledge – The Trinity of Enterprise Value Based on the fundamental premise that data, information, and knowledge, are three intricate, indispensable, and interdependent elements, hyperscale systems – distributed computing environments that efficiently scale from a few servers to thousands of servers – are being built to unearth its untapped business values with unprecedented […]

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Building for the Future

Naved Siddique / Data, Telematics /

Change Brings Innovation We know that the collection, storage, and use of huge amounts of data will have a profound effect on the automotive insurance industry, as well as OEMs and collision repairers. Collectively, we do ourselves no favors by pretending massive change doesn’t exist, or hoping someone else will  figure it out. Together, all […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – June 2017

Susanna Gotsch / Crash Course, Trends /

In order to understand the challenges facing our industry today, I thought it might be interesting to look at one specific vehicle that made the headlines when introduced, and continues to be among the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. every year – the 2015 Ford F150. Changes to its design and content, and subsequent impact […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – May 2017

Susanna Gotsch / Crash Course, Trends /

Coming on the heels of a year where U.S. motor vehicle fatalities exceeded 40,000 for the first time in nearly a decade, and at the close of the month the National Safety Council deemed Distracted Driving Awareness Month, there has been a great deal of  media coverage of the dangers of distracted driving. To check […]

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Industry Trends with Susanna Gotsch – April 2017

Susanna Gotsch / Crash Course, Trends /

Challenges for the auto industry continue to grow – near term automakers must make significant investment to meet the fuel economy standards of 54.5 mpg by 2025, continue to expand globally, and meet growing consumer demand for more features and safety technologies.  There is also immense pressure to develop vehicles that are semi- or fully-autonomous, […]

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It’s Time to Make Telematics Actionable

Greg Bannon / Insurance, Perspectives /

(As published on Property Casualty 360.) Something is missing from the current discussion around telematics. Usage-based insurance (UBI) gets a lot of well-deserved attention, discussions around how telematics can be used in claims is growing, and the connected car vs. mobile vs. onboard diagnostics (OBD) as the dominate/preferred data collection method is being debated. But, […]

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