eDriving launches a non-telematics version of the Mentor Driver app
New Jersey-based eDriving announced the availability of Mentor Insight, the non-telematics version of its driver safety app, Mentor.
Mentor Insight offers many of the same tools to help improve driver behavior, including risk assessment, predictive driver scoring, e-learning, manager coaching and gamification, but without telematics monitoring of the driver. driver behavior behind the wheel.
The company said its new product is aimed at “enterprises that are not yet ready to deal with the privacy issues that often accompany a large-scale implementation of telematics-based security applications, as well as enterprises who may have a telematics solution in place but would like to take advantage of Mentor’s additional features.
Mentor Insight works by providing a comprehensive view of driver risk to help refine defensive driver knowledge, behavior and attitudes, while protecting driver privacy. Its features include:
- Driver Risk Rating – All drivers receive a DriverINDEX score, which combines crash, incident and license check data, along with RoadRISK risk rating results into a driver score, making it easier to Benchmarking and identification of an organization’s most at-risk drivers for training and coaching.
- eLearning – Over 300 short, interactive e-learning modules help engage drivers and promote safer driving behavior
- Manager Coaching Toolkit – Templates to help managers coach their at-risk drivers using customized formats suitable for monthly meetings, annual reviews and post-collision/violation situations.
- Gamification – Friendly competition and ongoing safety-focused communication allowing drivers to create groups in which they can view other team members’ progress/scores and use emoticons and chat features to send motivational messages.
Mentor Insight also offers a built-in personal SOS function alert for emergency response services powered by Bosch and Sfara. The personal SOS alert can be triggered by drivers to ask for help if they feel unwell or worry about their safety anytime, anywhere.
eDriving is a Solera company, Solera is a global provider of integrated vehicle lifecycle and fleet management and vehicle claims data and services. Solera brands include Identifix, Audatex, DealerSocket, Omnitracs, eDriving/Mentor, Explore, CAP HPI and Autodata.
Comcast’s Notion, National Enhance Leak Sensor Premium Discounts
Notion, part of cable TV service provider Comcast, now offers leak detection and security systems that could result in insurance premium discounts for homeowners. The offering, called Notion PRO, can provide sensors to monitor water leaks, open doors and windows, alarms and temperature changes. Homeowners can upgrade to the service for $10 per month, but users “may be eligible to save up to 15% on their home insurance premiums,” the company said in a press release.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. announced in March that it had partnered with Notion on the sensor program, but said premium discounts would only amount to about $50 a year. The 15% seems like a significant increase in credit to owners.
“Risks such as water leaks often go unnoticed until they have already done significant damage. It’s great to work with a partner like Notion who is always looking for new ways to help owners proactively monitor risk,” said Sarah Jacobs, vice president of product development at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
Comcast joins a growing list of service providers and insurers now offering the sensors to help minimize losses. Chubb, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, began earlier this year offering premium discounts of 3% for the use of its sensors and up to 8% for the use of water pipe shut-off devices.
HUB Launches Personal Lines Platform
Hub International has launched a digital platform for transactional personal insurance such as home and auto.
The launch of the new platform, called VIU by HUB, follows HUB’s acquisition of Insureon, a digital platform focused on the retail space.
HUB hopes to “dramatically change the consumer experience,” said Marc Cohen, HUB President and CEO.
VIU by HUB will allow customers to engage with HUB how and when they want, get a quick quote that minimizes the need for manual research, get options and coverage, and consolidate their policies into one place.
VIU by HUB will provide insurance through its direct-to-consumer retail channel. Additionally, with its new Strategic Partner Program, HUB partners with car dealerships, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, and bankers, as well as other industries to offer insurance through its brand or brand. white VIU by HUB.
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