Digging into the technological world of Mobility-as-a-Service

March 12, 2019 by  
Filed under Blog, Connected mobility

Mobility-as-a-Service is now probably your favourite buzzword when looking up innovative trends in the mobility sector. Nowadays we are finally beginning to understand what it means exactly,  but the road to making it reality is still relatively unmapped. When unravelling MaaS, the device and user-facing service are the most obvious; the user has an app […]

TBYB will expand outside insurance as a driver safety mechanism

January 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Blog, Insurance telematics

Try Before You Buy (TBYB) is one of the fastest growing models for advertising, selling and distributing insurance by engaging with and scoring the driver before he/she enters the risk portfolio. It is also very often the first serious step into UBI for insurers that do not have a defined UBI strategy. Our Mobile Insurance […]

Regulation alone won’t support the EV market for long

January 24, 2019 by  
Filed under Blog, Electrification

Amid the decline in overall car sales in China and the muted growth in the US, the electric vehicle (EV) segment has been registering phenomenal advances across all geographies. China in particular has seen an 60% upshot in new EVs sold, with net sales in excess of 1 million EVs for 2018. In the West, […]

Boom or bust? The impact of smartphones and connected vehicles on ETC charging and payments

In the 3 years since we published our first Electronic Toll Collection Global Study the global landscape has seen profound change in almost every single region of the world. Electronic tolling no longer exists only in the background, delivered by players with little recognition among individual consumers. It has now begun a determined journey towards […]

The true impact of shared mobility will not be what you expect

December 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Blog, Connected mobility

The constant expansion of e-scooters and shared bicycles has become the staple of mobility news recently. Earlier this year, we were reminded of what can happen if the growth forecast of mobility are overstated. Hundreds of thousands of shared bicycles from various providers wasted in anonymous junkyards. This could happen to e-scooters during the winter, […]

How tolling is moving from a standalone to a fully integrated service

Road tolling is moving beyond traditional technologies and embracing more sophisticated and diverse models. These models are enabling projects such as Singapore’s GNSS-based road pricing system, smartphone-based tolling in Australia, the USA and China and the expansion of Germany’s HGV charging scheme. What’s more, the increasing affordability of RFID 6C tags is enabling full nationwide […]

Smartphones will change the story

November 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Blog

Smartphones are impacting the Usage-based Insurance proposition from different angles but one of the real gains will be seen on the sales and marketing sides. One of the most difficult challenge today and in the future is to ensure the drivers accept a device in its vehicle or agree to download and then use an app that […]

Smartphonisation is reshaping banking. Insurance is next

October 12, 2018 by  
Filed under Blog, Insurance telematics

Less than 6% of all auto insurance policyholders worldwide actively use an insurer’s mobile app. This corresponds to only 50 million drivers globally – about half of US mobile banking users! We reviewed 245 insurance apps worldwide and found that only 45% of the top insurers offer basic corporate services (including insurance ID, coverage details […]

Will automobile clubs disappear?

October 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Blog, Connected mobility, eCall

Since their creation in the 19th century, motor clubs have become institutions and united millions of members around a common interest: the car and the pleasures and challenges of driving it. However, a number of evolutions are threatening the very existence of auto clubs. First, driving could become superfluous. “In 20 years, owning a car […]

New “drivers” definition paves the way for platooning

August 16, 2018 by  
Filed under Blog, Driverless insurance

A committee appointed by the Swedish government, with the objective of proposing changes that would improve the legal framework for autonomous vehicles recently handed in its 1,300-page report to the Minister of Enterprise and Innovation. The proposal entitled “The Road to Self-driving Future” was nearly 3 years in the making. During that time the environment […]

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