Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The First State
I believe it is Progressive auto insurance here that is giving the drivers of autos the option of installing GPS based tracking data recorders in their cars/trucks. They claim it is ONLY used to "lower" ones rates on their policy if the data collected shows they were a good, non speeding, non traffic law breaker in a year. Then the owners policy would be lowered. They claim those that opted for the GPS data collection that had poor driving, traffic law infractions, speeders, would not be penalized unless an accident or ticket occurred. Meaning if you were a frequent speeder(40 in a 35mph) with no tickets your rates would not go up.
Really, what that comes down to is an initial "trial/test" and the insurance company is seeking volunteers to work the bugs out of the GPS data collection tracking device. Then, it will become standard to have your insurance policy renewal rates based off of what the data dictates to the company. fast driver, agressive driver, hard braker, rapid acceleration etc.
It is only a matter of time before this happens. When, who knows. But it will happen. The "volunteers' who agree to stick the GPS recorder in their vehicles are the testers to help work the bugs out for them. I can't be certain it was Progressive who announced this plan for 2012. But, it was one of the top 10 Insurers in the US.
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