Telematics could cut consumer confusion and increase loyalty for car insurance industry

Insurance telematics, a system through which premiums can be calculated based on an individual’s driving habits and behaviours, represents a significant opportunity to insurance companies, according to a new survey by YouGov and O2, the commercial brand of Telefónica UK.

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Deutsche Telekom and DriveFactor offer insurers complete M2M solution for usage-based insurance

London UK – European Telematics Conference – May 8 – Deutsche Telekom and DriveFactor are today announcing a complete usage-based insurance (UBI) solution that enables motor insurers to offer their customers special benefits for driving safely. The offer is based on a machine-to-machine (M2M) solution that evaluates driving behaviour.

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Sprint selects u-blox as a preferred module provider for long-term CDMA network support

Thalwil, Switzerland and Overland Park, Kansas, USA – Sprint, the U.S. telecommunications provider, and Switzerland-based u-blox, a leading provider of cellular modem modules and positioning technology, announce their expanding collaboration in support of Sprint’s commitment to the 2G (1xRTT) CDMA network.

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Insurers soon to offer discounts to drivers thanks to telematics-based rating rule introduced by ISO

Jersey City, NJ, USA – ISO has filed its first vehicle telematics-based rating rule in 33 states and received approvals in 19. The optional GeoMetric® rating rule for personal and commercial automobiles uses information collected via telematics to award discounts for vehicles operated in areas safer than where they are garaged.

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New version of XBee Wi-Fi designed for quicker deployment of Cloud-based M2M systems

Paris, France – Digi International has launched an enhanced version of its XBee® Wi-Fi embedded module. The low-power module enables serial-to-Wi-Fi networking in the popular XBee form factor

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