Redtail Press releases
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Redtail appointed ingenie exclusive provider of hardwired telematics devices, connectivity and data as part of ingenie’s young driver insurance offering
Cambridge, 2oth July 2020. Leading Telematics Service Provider Redtail Telematics has signed a new agreement with UK insurance pioneer ingenie as an extension of its supplier arrangement of its professionally installed telematics box, extending the relationship that has existed since ingenie launched in 2011.
Redtail Telematics will continue to exclusively provide ingenie with hardwired telematics devices, complete with full connectivity and data. As part of its suite of telematics solutions, this technology allows ingenie to deliver best-in-class driver coaching and claims management solutions. Further, it underlines Redtail’s position as a significant player in the UBI market, supplying devices for over one-fifth of all UK telematic policies (BIBA figures).
Redtail CEO Dr Colin Smithers said “We are delighted that once again ingenie has appointed Redtail Telematics to provide the technology to support ingenie’s young driver hard wired fitted box insurance solution. Our hardwired devices and robust data capture technology ensures that ingenie has the most reliable technology to help support their continued growth.”
ingenie’s CEO Selim Cavanagh commented: “Redtail Telematics has been a valued partner since we created the market for specialist young driver insurance and the new agreement represents a further endorsement of the technology and support that we have received from Redtail Telematics since we launched in 2011.”
Coronavirus and your Battery
Redtail Telematics does black box tracking of cars for fleets and insurance and to help drivers drive better. But Redtail’s clever black box can do other things as well. Right now, while your car is on its drive going nowhere fast it can monitor the state of your battery and warn you that it is time to run your engine or put your battery on charge, before it’s too late and you have to call out roadside assistance.
Redtail have studied the battery voltages required to start a car reliably and reprogrammed their black boxes in situ so that they send battery status information to their data warehouse. In turn this information is translated into alerts that can be pushed out to the vehicle owner by email or SMS.
Redtail’s Red-Amber-Green system can be viewed at any time in the Redtail apps, and the Red state can be set to trigger an alert. Keeping the battery in the green state will also lengthen its service life.
Dr Colin Smithers, Redtail CEO said “Redtail is a one stop shop Telematics company serving insurance, fleet and OEM customers, and so it is easy for us to re-program our boxes over the air and modify the data warehouse functionality to create these custom alerts, and all done 100% remotely from our homes”
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About Redtail Telematics
A leading Telematics Service provider (TSP) provider 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, is rare among TSPs in designing and manufacturing its own devices – known as on-board 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 driver and vehicle data. In short, a one-stop-shop for insurers and enterprise customers.
Redtail devices and services are used by Admiral, ByMiles, ingenie, TRACKER UK, LoJack , CalAmp, Concirrus, Acorn, Ford motors and Jaguar Land Rover, among others.
Redtail Telematics/YouGov survey: motorists in dark about telematics-based motor insurance policies savings
A survey conducted by Redtail Telematics, the long-established provider of integrated telematics solutions worldwide for the insurance and fleet sectors and YouGov has revealed that as annual premiums rise and recent research highlights that motorists are being charged significantly more by their insurer for administrative tasks, motorists are in the dark regarding savings delivered by telematics-based motor insurance policies.
A survey conducted by Redtail Telematics, the long-established provider of integrated telematics solutions worldwide for the automotive, insurance and fleet sectors, and YouGov reveals that insurers are missing opportunities to win new telematics motor insurance customers. Their conservative use of the data available from telematics is hampering use of the technology, being poorly communicated and therefore fuelling consumer misconceptions into/of the possible benefits and savings.
Majority of UK car owners over 45 are missing opportunity of financial savings from telematics based car insurance
A survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Redtail Telematics, the long-established provider of integrated telematics solutions worldwide for the insurance, automotive and fleet sectors reveals that UK drivers over the age of 45 are missing the opportunity to save 5-10% on their motor insurance premium by switching to a motor insurance policy that employs telematics technology.
Redtail Telematics, established provider of integrated telematics solutions to the insurance, fleet and stolen vehicle recovery sectors, announces the launch of an advanced driver scorecard for insurers to use as an intervention tool to give feedback to their insureds. The scorecard utilises 16 driving parameters, a significant development and improvement over the usual 4 parameters.
Redtail Telematics, the long-established provider of integrated telematics solutions worldwide for the insurance, fleet and stolen vehicle recovery sectors, today announced a new milestone: Redtail has now designed, manufactured and shipped over six million of their telematics devices to the worldwide global automotive aftermarket. In the UK, Redtail technology is used in 22% of the 750,000* telematics insurance policies that are operational in the U.K. and 100% of policies active in the Netherlands.
Redtail Telematics is the highest ranking full service Telematics Service Provider within UK’s top 100 tech companies, as recognised by Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 2016
Redtail Telematics today announced that it has been placed at number 29 in the prestigious Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, 2016, marking the business the highest placed Telematics Service Provider (TSP).
SEMA Exhibitor REDTAIL Telematics is looking for the Most Miles Driven in October, and the Winner will receive $1,000 on the first day of the SEMA Show
SEMA Show Exhibitor REDTAIL Telematics, Booth #11971, has launched a worldwide promotion called the Ultimate Road Mileage Challenge. Fifty competitors will be chosen from entries submitted here: https://mileagechallenge.redtailtelematics.com/.
Redtail Telematics, the long-established provider of integrated telematics solutions and crash reconstruction technology for insurance and fleet sectors worldwide, today announced that it has been placed at number 19 in the prestigious Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 2015 – the highest placing for any telematics provider.
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Thanks to our partnership with Redtail, we are now better positioned to be move our business to the next phase of growth."
Scott Breckley, CEO
Their deliveries have always been 100% to time or even better, despite some unexpected orders. That marks a good partnership. It’s not only technology, it’s also the way we got to know Redtail as a company - thinking ahead and putting real effort in to getting things done, with a solution oriented approach, even with the unexpected."
Marin Roos, Director of Innovations
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Bobby Stringer, Owner
TRACKER Network UK
Our close partnership has helped forge the VAM telematics product into a market leading device that we are proud to promote for TRACKER’s fleet and insurance applications."
Stephen Doran, CEO
From our unique 12v device to their cutting-edge data services and supportive technology in the Crash Portal, Admiral has benefitted from Redtail’s continuous improvements and pro-active customer support throughout our five year relationship."
Gunnar Peters, Head of Telematics
Being able to get everything from engine diagnostics codes through to crash reports using Redtail hardware means we can offer much more than an insurance policy, and we look forward to building out many other new features in the future with their support."
Callum Rimmer, CTO and Co-Founder
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Bobby Stringer, Owner
Nichols Trucking Company
Tampa Bay Limo
So, I reached out to Redtail, and thanks to their GPS Total Solution, they e-mailed me time-stamps to show my guy was right where he was supposed to be – not only on time but early! They apologized and paid, thanks to Redtail’s outstanding technology."
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Bob Bellock, Exec VP
Finally, the extras that came in the packages were a great bonus (zip ties, star washer, and Velcro). To sum this up, great product and great personnel. I look forward to working with this company more in the future."
The combination of the Redtail VAM with their DataWarehouse data storage and device management solution is a winning combination that takes the effort out of driver data acquisition."
David Kirby, COO
THE REDTAIL QMS
Redtail Telematics has developed an ISO 9001 accredited Quality Management System to support the design and supply of automotive telematics devices, together with the support services and data analysis for vehicle tracking, driver behaviour and impact alerting and its analysis.
For more information about our ISO 9001 Quality Management accreditation, please visit the NQA website.