It has emerged from the UK that police investigating an attempted murder have used data logged from a telematics box to find the guilty party, as reported by BBC News on December 21st.
Having had a crash minutes before the incident, the assailant was linked to the attack, thus forcing a conviction. Whilst this is undoubtedly an obscure use of telematics data, the auto-insurance industry is starting to wake up to the potential of offering customers lower premiums by analysing their risk through acceleration, braking and cornering habits.
Growth of Insurance Telematics Brings Down Premiums…And Crime
Without the device fitted in the car, this conviction would not have happened. If the attack had taken place 2 or 3 years previously, this would have been the reality and a dangerous person would still be on the streets. Many countries are waking up to the possibilities of insurance telematics to lower premiums and make the roads we drive on safer.
Jack Palmer, Project Director at Telematics Update noted, “This is clearly a more unusual use of telematics but one that should be applauded and recognised for the conviction that it has forced. While insurance telematics is developing strongly in the UK and US, we are at an important crossroads in other 1st world economies, such as Canada. We have already seen UBI launches from Industrielle Alliance and Desjardins and we are set to see many more across the Canadian P&C market in the next few months and years. Technology companies are battling to prove that their solutions hold the key for insurers to entice new customers to their services. Expect big announcements soon!”
This exciting issue will be discussed in more depth at Insurance Telematics Canada 2014, Canada’s most focused gathering for the insurance telematics industry. This year will see over 100 executive attendees and 30+ expert speakers come together to discuss the most pressing challenges relating to regulatory, data, fleet management and business case considerations.
As well as monitoring driver behaviour, our esteemed speakers will dissect key topics including:
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A more complete list of speakers can be found here: http://www.telematicsupdate.com/insurance-telematics-canada/conference-speakers.php
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