The word on the latest deal in the telematics sector;
1st CENTRAL, a leading provider of technology-enabled insurance services, has partnered with Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s largest telematics service provider, to launch 1st CENTRAL Connect. This app-powered insurance device monitors driving behaviour and offers guidance on making a claim if it detects a crash.
Unlike traditional “black box” devices that require an engineer to set up, the 1st CENTRAL Connect sensor can be attached to a windscreen and linked to an app on a smartphone in less than five minutes. The device records customers’ journeys and provides feedback and in-app incentives to encourage them to drive more safely. The program rates the risk of each trip with a score and identifies dangerous events such as speeding, phone distraction and harsh braking.
Customers can review their overall driving scores and share it with their families using the app. Those with higher scores can be offered significant discounts at renewal.
Ben Tomasetti, Managing Director stated: “1st CENTRAL Connect uses technology to make people’s lives easier while encouraging safer driving through incentives like badges and discounts at renewal. And, thanks to our crash detection feature, our customers know assistance is at hand if they need to make a claim.”
1st CENTRAL Connect uses digital data from the crash scene to create a more effective and efficient claims process, meaning less time spent on the phone and faster decisions.
A video overview of the product can be found here.