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Connected Car Provider Announces New Features on Driver Behavior

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Sept. 2, 2015—Zubie, a connected car technology provider to insurance companies, announced on Tuesday its new features that provide further insight into driver behavior.

Zubie delivers customized, proven telematic solutions for industry leaders in the insurance, automotive and wireless sectors. The Zubie service uses its always-on cellular-based technology to connect cars to the cloud through the Zubie Key, a device that plugs into the car’s on-board diagnostics port.

The new capabilities from Zubie will be available for users and enterprise partners in the coming  months.The new capabilities consist of three components: The Place Match feature, the Driver Match feature, and speed analytics:

  • The Place Match feature uses driving patterns to automatically identify frequent destinations such as work, home, school, etc.
  • The Driver Match feature uses past driving activity and phone-based user location to infer the driver for each trip in a multi-car, multi-driver family or small business fleet.
  • Speed analytics incorporate actual posted speed limits from roadways ranging from highways to local roads, and provide visual summaries of major and minor speeding relative to the limits.  

These added elements enable more accuracy in assessing driver behavior by providing a more complete picture of driver activity.

"Context is an important dimension in taking telematics and usage-based insurance to the next level," said Tim Kelly, Zubie CEO.  "Having deeper information on driving behavior—such as the actual speed limits of the road where a speeding event may have occurred, or the nature of the trip—provides a more complete picture for consideration by our insurance partners and other enterprise clients."

The data collected by Zubie is only shared with insurance partners with the customer’s consent.

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