Tag Archives: telematics

Young drivers underestimate cost of insurance

More than half of young drivers do not budget enough money to pay for their insurance in their first year of driving, new RAC research reveals. Fifty-six per cent of the 500 young drivers surveyed for RAC Black Box Car Insurance expected their first premium to be under £750 when the average insurance cost for 25-year-olds and under is in fact £810 […]

DCML and In-Car Cleverness partner

DCML has partnered with vehicle-to-business software provider, In-Car Cleverness, to create DCM Connected – an advanced dealer and fleet management tool that incorporates telematics. The addition of telematics to the offering will mean it now not only manages and insures the fleet, but will also enhance visibility and control of vehicles, allowing dealers and fleet managers to understand where their […]

Telematics convicts hit and run driver

Evidence provided by a telematics device has resulted in a suspended prison sentence for a motorist who ploughed into a pedestrian walking home from a Christmas celebration on 12 December last year, says anti-motor fraud unit, APU Ltd. The driver, Nicholas Regan, 24, of Bushy Mead, Basildon, admitted hitting Giuseppe Tocco, from Billericay, as well as perverting the course of […]

Speed fines contested via Telematics

More than a third (35%) of businesses in the UK have used telematics tracking technology to contest either a speeding fine or a false insurance claim, new research from RAC Business reveals. According to the research among 500 UK businesses, 18% of companies have used telematics data to prove that a driver wasn’t at fault for an insurance claim, and […]

RAC launches Black Box Insurance

The RAC is rewarding motorists who prove they are safe drivers from this week with the launch of a Black Box Insurance scheme. Drivers can show how safe they are by installing telematics technology, which records their behaviour behind the wheel. As many as 500,000 UK drivers already have insurance telematics gadgets installed in their vehicles, according to the RAC. It says […]

Insurance fraud uncovered by telematics

Insurance companies are now fighting fraudulent claims by using driving data and reports of journeys recorded in black boxes installed under car dashboards. For the first time, an insurer has been able to use the information from the black box technology, or telematics, to successfully prove in court that an accident was fraudulent, according to a story on Money Mail. In […]

Opus drives fleet safety

Opus International Consultants has partnered with FMG, to introduce a full risk management programme for its fleet of cars and LCV’s. Opus turned to FMG, one of the UK’s largest independent fleet incident prevention specialist, to provide a bespoke incident reduction programme for their multiple-driver vehicles, in order to optimise driver safety, prevent incident frequency and costs and reduce fuel […]

Vauxhall strengthens partnership with ingenie

Vauxhall in partnership with young driver insurance specialist ingenie has extended its industry-leading insurance offer on selected ADAM and Corsa models. Young drivers (18- to 20-year-olds) could take advantage of £99 first year insurance on both ADAM SLAM and Corsa Limited Edition. On the same models, those aged 21 and over can get free insurance. For a 21-year-old customer participating […]

Vodafone announces new security product

Vodafone Automotive UK has introduced a new tracking-on-demand product for fleet and rental operators: Vodafone Vehicle Defence. Vodafone Vehicle Defence is a compact, lightweight, fully enclosed tracking device which is easy to covertly install during a pre-delivery inspection at the dealer or by the fleet operator themselves. It has also been developed with rental fleets, manufacturer and dealer demo fleets […]

Young drivers could benefit from telematics

Younger drivers could see the cost of their insurance fall in the coming months, helped by growing numbers of ‘black box’ telematics policies, according to Comparethemarket.com. The comparison website said that across the motor insurance market generally, competition appears to be letting up, which could pave the way for further price hikes for motorists in other age groups. Across all age […]

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