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Vehicle fleet gathers data for autonomous vehicle research

A fleet of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in the London Borough of Greenwich will be equipped with sensors to gather driving behaviour data for automation research. As part of the “MOVE-UK” project involving a consortium led by Bosch and …

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Driverless technology trial receives financial boost

The MOVE_UK autonomous vehicle project led by TRL has received £5.5 million in funding to test driverless technology in real world conditions. As announced by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the …

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Four million telematics insurance user milestone

Following key partnership agreements, Octo Telematics has grown its installed base of telematics based insurance units globally to over four million. Insurance telematics system supplier, Octo Telematics has reached a milestone of four million connected users on the roads globally, …

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Academic partnership for insurance telematics validation

Automotive research centre at Ohio University will work with Octo Telematics on the validation of its new products and services for insurance telematics. Octo Telematics has partnered with The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR), which will provide …

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UK survey highlights effects of penalty points on insurance

Insurance premiums can cost up to 90 percent more for driving offenders in the UK who have accumulated larger numbers of penalty points. The fact that insurance costs more if the driver has penalty points is well known since premiums …

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App provides electronic proof of US insurance

Drivers in New York state can now show police an electronic certificate of insurance from a smartphone app certified by local Department of Motor Vehicles. Geico is the first company in the State to provide New York drivers with electronic …

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Research body calls on EU car makers to fit AEB as standard

Automotive manufacturers in Europe are being called on to pledge standard fitting of AEB collision avoidance technology on all models. Following a recent pledge by 10 vehicle manufacturers to make crash prevention technology more widely available across all models in …

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Telematics insurance milestone reached in North America

Over a million usage-based insurance users in the USA and Canada now have telematics units from Octo Telematics installed in their vehicles. Octo Telematics has passed the one million UBI-user mark in North America, having shipped more than one million …

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UBI app monitor drivers to provide trip based feedback

Drivers on the Snapshot UBI programme will soon be able to use a smartphone app to gain feedback on driver performance after each trip. Safe drivers can soon earn discounts on their vehicle insurance using just their mobile phones. Progressive …

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Driver monitoring app could reduce insurance premiums

A new app has been released by Octo Telematics to monitor driver behaviour and provide insurance quotes based on performance. Octo Telematics has developed a smartphone app for drivers to monitor their behaviour on the roads and see how this …

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