My experience of UBI: some insurers are simply missing the point

April 17, 2018 by  
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I have been analysing the UBI market for about 10 years and believed every programme would take the opportunity to connect with their customers and use driver scoring to give feedback, therefore keeping the customer engaged and reducing risk. I started to drive again 2 years ago and decided to take out a UBI policy […]

Fleet data aggregators could displace TSPs by providing better insight

The big data phenomenon, beyond the buzzword, is happening. In 2016, it was estimated that 90% of all the world’s data had been generated over the previous 2 years. According to Capterra, by 2020, 1.7 Mb of data will be created every second for every single person on earth! Indeed, big data is becoming ubiquitous […]

The new face of mobility pricing is powered by connected services

March 26, 2015 by  
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Holland is where the future of mobility pricing is starting. In anticipation of the forthcoming report from PTOLEMUS on

Connected vehicles services: legal and regulatory update

August 18, 2014 by  
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This month, we asked Osborne Clarke to analyse the main legal developments since the publication of the UBI global study in October 2013 and their potential impact on the industry. The eCall Mandate The proposals for eCall legislation are now coming together with (i) all models newly type-approved needing to be fitted with eCall technology […]

Data privacy: it’s not just the law which is changing

March 18, 2014 by  
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With fresh calls for tighter regulation on how personal location data is handled coming from the most unlikely ranks, we look at how data management will change for insurance carriers, services providers and wireless operators. Last week, Martin Winterkorn, CEO and chairman of the board of management at Volkswagen, was quoted saying: “The car must […]

Is the insurance telematics sector ridding a bubble?

May 10, 2013 by  
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Insurance Telematics Europe brought its usual share of over-excitement, grand statements and enlightenment amid a full-house participation of around 400. A wide variety of Insurance players were present this time, often on research mode, prodding the solutions on the market and the opportunities available. The conference, chaired among others by Ptolemus, provided a clear insight […]

Usage-based Insurance set for the mainstream?

February 26, 2013 by  
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  PTOLEMUS tracks the UBI / insurance telematics landscape on a regular basis. We notably published a 400-page report on the subject last June. We are currently seeing the insurance market move from suspicion to recognition of the model. Within a few days, the economic press has issued numerous articles on the subject, highlighting both its […]

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