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Driver behaviour analysis: are you what you driver or how you drive?

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Redtail Telematics’ driver behaviour analysis of over 10,000 UK motorists reveals the 25 best and worst brands of vehicle driven on UK roads

  • Results are based on the analysis of a range of driver behaviours including harsh braking, acceleration and hard cornering
  • Audi and BMW jointly recorded the worst driving scores
  • Land Rover and Toyota shared top spot, with best scores
  • Solidly mid-table are a diverse mix:  Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Mazda

(Full table of results in the Redtail Telematics’ Driver Behaviour Analysis by Vehicle Brand  Press Release)

Redtail Press Release

In a WFH Age, Maybe PAYG Insurance IS The Solution?

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Insurers do not promote the benefits of telematics insurance!

Recently, Redtail Telematics/YouGov conducted a survey on consumer perspectives on car insurance.  Interestingly, the results revealed that insurers do not promote the savings and benefits of telematics-based motor insurance to their customers.

Redtail Press Release

  • In fact, only 4% of respondents have received any communication from their insurer to discuss a telematics-based insurance policy
  • Furthermore, insurers had not told 76% of respondents the benefits of telematics-based motor insurance
  • On average, drivers saved around £300 a year when they switched to By Miles

Survey reveals insurers are missing opportunities to win new telematics customers

In fact, only 4% of respondents received communication from insurers to promote telematics-based insurance.  In particular, insurers did not inform customers of reduced premium opportunities.

Could comparison websites be part of the problem?

Unfortunately, comparison websites are part of the problem because they lack transparency. Consequently, insurers find it difficult to promote telematics policies on comparison websites. Consumer interest in telematics-based insurance continues to rise. More than ever, motorists recognise the savings of telematics-supported motor insurance policies.

Redtail devices and services are used by Acorn, Admiral, By Miles, CalAmp, Concirrus, ingenie, JLR, KOBA, LoJack and TRACKER UK among others. Visit www.redtailtelematics.com to find out more.

Benefits of telematics insurance

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Insurers do not promote the benefits of telematics insurance!

Recently, Redtail Telematics/YouGov conducted a survey on consumer perspectives on car insurance.  Interestingly, the results revealed that insurers do not promote the savings and benefits of telematics-based motor insurance to their customers.

Redtail Press Release

  • In fact, only 4% of respondents have received any communication from their insurer to discuss a telematics-based insurance policy
  • Furthermore, insurers had not told 76% of respondents the benefits of telematics-based motor insurance
  • On average, drivers saved around £300 a year when they switched to By Miles

Redtail devices and services are used by Acorn, Admiral, By Miles, CalAmp, Concirrus, ingenie, JLR, KOBA, LoJack and TRACKER UK among others. Visit www.redtailtelematics.com to find out more.

REDTAIL TELEMATICS APPOINTED BY FORD

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Ford has appointed Redtail Telematics as a reseller of connected vehicle data to motor insurers in the UK

Redtail Press Release

Leading Telematics Service Provider Redtail Telematics has signed an agreement with Ford Motor Company, whereby Redtail Telematics will become a technical partner and reseller of connected vehicle data to motor insurers for both personal and commercial lines in the UK.

Redtail Telematics will apply its insight, experience and expertise to create bespoke processed data streams from Ford vehicles’ multiple sensors

18th February 2022.  Leading Telematics Service Provider Redtail Telematics has signed an agreement with Ford Motor Company, whereby Redtail Telematics will become a technical partner and reseller of connected vehicle data to motor insurers for both personal and commercial lines in the UK.

As part of the agreement, Redtail Telematics will apply its insight, experience and expertise to create bespoke processed data streams from Ford vehicles’ multiple sensors that are of actionable value for motor insurers.  That data will allow those insurers to maximise their understanding of policyholders to manage premium, risk, reward and claims processes.

The partnership between Ford and Redtail Telematics provides insurers with substantial and accurate data that does not rely on the installation of a ‘black box’ in the vehicle, offering a cost-effective alternative. Subject to customer consent, data is extracted from the vehicle and enables insurers to reach new market segments who pay lower premiums.

Redtail CEO Dr Colin Smithers commented:

“Redtail Telematics’ partnership with Ford in the UK helps insurance providers use connected vehicle data – without the need for plug-in devices – to inform their usage-based insurance programs, improve their underwriting process, and pass along driver behaviour discounts to those Ford vehicle owners who qualify”.

Mark Harvey, Director, Enterprise Connectivity, Ford of Europe said:

“Ford is excited to further extend its usage-based insurance offering in partnership with Redtail Telematics, which will allow our customers across the UK to benefit from even greater value for money insurance policies”

About Redtail Telematics

A leading Telematics Service provider (TSP) provider of telematics solutions to the usage-based insurance (UBI), automotive, fleet tracking, and stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) sectors globally, Redtail draws on its joint heritage with sister company, Plextek, the communications technology design house, and have together supplied over 6 million devices into the automotive aftermarket in more than 30 countries since 1993.

Redtail Telematics Ltd is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and, together with subsidiary Redtail Telematics Corp in San Diego, California, enjoys the unique benefits among TSPs in designing and manufacturing its own devices – known as onboard units (OBUs) – as opposed to purchasing them from a technology provider.

However, the company has expanded significantly beyond exclusively offering telematics device design and manufacture to offer a broad set of services – including APIs, portals, apps, all of which underpinned by the capture, analysis, and processing of valuable telematics. In short, a one-stop-shop for insurers and enterprise customers with control over the whole stack, vital for optimised and customised solutions.

Redtail devices and services are used by Acorn, Admiral, By Miles, CalAmp, Concirrus, ingenie, JLR, KOBA, LoJack and TRACKER UK among others.  Visit www.redtailtelematics.com to find out more.

Redtail Telematics announced as KOBA partners

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Redtail Press Release

Leading Telematics Service Provider Redtail Telematics has signed an agreement with Australian insurance pioneer KOBA as they launch the first connected pay-by-kilometre car insurance in Australia, bringing a fairer, usage-based insurance to Australia’s 10 million low mileage drivers.

Redtail Telematics is the exclusive provider of OBD devices, connectivity and data to KOBA

27th April 2021. Leading Telematics Service Provider Redtail Telematics has signed an agreement with Australian insurance pioneer KOBA as they launch the first connected pay-by-kilometre car insurance in Australia, bringing a fairer, usage-based insurance to Australia’s 10 million low mileage drivers.

As part of its suite of telematics solutions, this technology enables KOBA to deliver best in class, highly accurate and immediate journey data. Furthermore, the partnership underlines Redtail’s position as a significant player in the UBI market – in the UK, over one-fifth of all UK telematics policies (BIBA figures) are supported by Redtail Telematics hardware.

Redtail CEO Dr Colin Smithers said:

We are delighted that KOBA has appointed Redtail Telematics to provide the technology to support the first connected pay-by-kilometre car insurance solution in Australia. Our OBD devices and robust data capture technology ensures that KOBA has the most reliable technology to help support their launch and growth.

KOBA CEO, Andrew Wong commented:

Redtail Telematics has a proven track record of providing the most advanced telematics hardware, connectivity and data that support usage-based insurance solutions, so Redtail Telematics were the natural choice for KOBA. The support we have received from Redtail has been exemplary and has significantly helped with the evolution and launch of our product.

About Redtail Telematics

A leading Telematics Service provider (TSP) provider of telematics solutions to the usage-based insurance (UBI), automotive, fleet tracking, and stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) sectors globally, Redtail draws on its joint heritage with sister company, Plextek, the communications technology design house, and have together supplied over 6 million devices into the automotive aftermarket in more than 30 countries since 1993.

Redtail Telematics Ltd is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and, together with subsidiary Redtail Telematics Corp in San Diego, California, enjoys the unique benefits among TSPs in designing and manufacturing its own devices as opposed to purchasing them from a technology provider.

However, the company has expanded significantly beyond exclusively offering telematics device design and manufacture to offer a broad set of services – including APIs, portals, apps, all of which underpinned by the capture, analysis, and processing of valuable telematics. In short, a one-stop-shop for insurers and enterprise customers with control over the whole stack, vital for optimized and customized solutions.

Redtail devices and services are used by Admiral, ingenie, ByMiles, TRACKER Network UK, LoJack, CalAmp, Concirrus, Acorn and JLR, among others.  Visit www.redtailtelematics.com to find out more.

About KOBA

KOBA Insurance is on a mission to help over 10M Aussie drivers lower their annual premiums by only charging them for what they use.

Powered by a technology platform that connects directly to your car’s onboard computer, KOBA has created a comprehensive pay-per-kilometre car insurance policy, providing an alternative, fairer solution to low-usage drivers. With KOBA, drivers can see real-time trips, claims and car care tips through our app, and importantly, only pay car insurance when driving. If you’re driving less, you’ll pay less.

KOBA is due to launch in Australia in July 2021. Visit www.kobainsurance.com to pre-register your interest and join the pay-per-km movement today.