Award-winning telematics provider continues growth and launches new full suite of telematics products to meet the needs of today’s insurer and their policyholders
With actual driving data strongly influencing the predictability of whether a policyholder will have an insurance loss or not, telematics is now an important factor in the determination of insurance premium pricing and services. When compared to traditional rating variables, telematics data provides insurers with context about how a person drives, and presents insurers with the opportunity to rate risk more accurately. Octo’s robust portfolio gives insurers the ability to offer solutions to users based on variable risks – for example, a higher risk teen driver may be offered a full telematics solution via Octo SURROUND, while a lower risk driver may be provided with Octo GLIMPSE, offering telematics through the policyholder’s smartphone.
Such solutions must also make sense to the policyholder, providing tangible value that pleases them while also aligning with the insurance value proposition. Octo meets the needs of both today’s innovative insurer and their mobile policyholders with two new mobile solutions, as well as a robust in-vehicle solution, which provides the full suite of telematics benefits. The suite includes:
- Octo GLIMPSE – a simple mobile solution for driving intelligence. Glimpse is the entry-level solution that makes it quick and easy to get up and running with a simple mobile telematics program that offers driver behavior, scoring and location-based services with the usage of the policyholder smartphone.
- Octo VANTAGE – a simple Bluetooth solution for driving intelligence. Vantage is an enhanced mobile solution that utilizes the Octo mobile app, Bluetooth connection and in-vehicle device to more accurately monitor and score driver behavior and car health while delivering location-based services with the usage of a low-cost tethered telematics device.
- Octo SURROUND - complete solution for driving intelligence. Surround is a rebrand of our legacy “UBI in a box” product, Try&Drive, and is a more robust in-vehicle GSM solution that makes all cars truly connected cars. Not dependent on a mobile device, it offers the full suite of telematics benefits — UBI, crash & claims, driver behavior and scoring, vehicle health and location-based services.
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The products come on the heels of Octo’s recent Fleet launch, a robust in-vehicle GSM solution built specifically for commercial line policyholders. It includes the full suite of telematics benefits—UBI, crash & claims, driver behavior and scoring, vehicle health and location-based services. Fleet adds dashboard views so commercial line policyholders can get real-time insights into their fleet and business.
About Octo Telematics
Octo is the number one global provider of telematics and data analytics solutions for the auto insurance industry. Founded in 2002, today Octo is the largest and most experienced insurance telematics company in the world, transforming auto insurance through behavioral, contextual and driving analytics for more than 60 insurance partners. Octo has more than 4.4 million connected users and the largest global database of telematics data, with over 127 billion miles of driving data collected and 340,000 crashes and insurance events analyzed (as of
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Source: Octo Telematics