Verex Group, the market leader in dedicated connected services to vehicle manufacturers, has published data from a national survey of UK drivers highlighting that willingness to share driver data is changing and how they are demanding more from their next vehicle purchase. Nearly a third of drivers surveyed (29%) want their next vehicle to include a Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) / Pay as You Drive (PAYD) insurance solution as part of the connected services offered by the vehicle manufacturer.
Along with a UBI/PAYD solution over a quarter (27%) of UK drivers want their next car to offer an automatic crash detection solution. This cutting-edge tech alerts the vehicle manufacturer when a crash or incident has occurred allowing them to help manage the situation. The results of the national survey highlight a real shift in drivers’ willingness to share their driving data with only 19% of drivers not happy to even if it was going to ‘save them money or help in an accident’.
Verex Group uses cutting-edge technology and connected car data managed solutions to offer a range of services to their network of 16 UK vehicle manufacturers, including; Usage Based Insurance (UBI), Pay As You Drive (PAYD) and a proactive “E-FNOL” (First Notification Of Loss) solution. These connected services make accident claims seamless for drivers by automating the process with insurers and the vehicle manufacturer. Supported by a mobile optimised and digital self-service experience, it will also provide customers and their loved ones with additional support when they need it most. Drivers won’t even have to pick up the phone as the market-leading technology will not only know when an accident has happened but also the severity of the incident and organise everything automatically.
Mark Aryaeenia, CEO at Verex Group, said, “With the evolution of digital capabilities and access to increased data and insights, customers are seeking more from their new vehicle purchases and are starting to realise the true benefits of connected services. The days of believing car data is only used for ‘policing’ is hopefully behind us as drivers across the UK start to see how these solutions can help save them money and support them when they have an accident, removing the hassle by automating the process seamlessly.
The solutions we offer at Verex Group allow UK vehicle manufacturers the opportunity to offer a market-leading experience to their existing and new customers, building increased brand loyalty and customer retention.”