Hello, readers. In this Industry Spotlight we are focusing on the role and potential impact that mobile telematics can have on auto claims. This has been a hot topic in the past few months with several of our clients, and we thought this would be a good opportunity to bring forward the perspective from one of the key players in the space, TrueMotion. This conversation occurred between former VP of Product Strategy & Marketing, Luis Quiroga, and Cornelius Young, VP of Claims for TrueMotion. Here is their conversation.
On Friday, January 25th, I had the pleasure and honor of celebrating the achievements of my communication peers at the PR News’ 2019 Top Women in PR honoree luncheon in New York City. Held to recognize the bold women who are making an impact in the fields of PR and marketing, the day’s events spanned a brief history of public relations and the many women who made significant contributions in the industry’s early years, a keynote on knowing your value and learning through laughter from U.S. Marine Corps Major Justine Davie, and a lively – and thoughtful – awards presentation.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the day paramedic James Garcia was struck by a passing vehicle as he responded to a distress call alongside a two-lane highway near Lexington, South Carolina. In addition to suffering permanent mobility impairment to his left arm and leg, Garcia was – shockingly – considered at fault for the accident. Garcia felt this ruling needed to change.
Semi-autonomy is coming FAST. It’s creating driver confusion, changing driver behavior, and potentially changing driver risk. This has sparked enormous interest among insurance professionals.
The title of the event was Using Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, and Data-Driven Intelligence to Innovate on a Massive Scale. Agero leaders showed and discussed the ways we’re using machine learning, predictive analytics, and data driven intelligence to innovate on a massive scale. I think it’s notable and important that they also highlighted the importance of, and their commitment to, creating an environment where smart and creative people can thrive.
Talk of fully autonomous vehicles are grabbing headlines everywhere these days. The whole idea of driving around in a robo-taxi, once just science fiction, seems to be approaching with ferocious speed. The reality, however, is that semi-autonomous vehicles will have much more of an impact in the next 5-10 years than fully autonomous cars, and these vehicles are creating more questions than answers. Today, semi-autonomous vehicles from companies like Tesla, GM and Volvo are already on the market, and as we humans tend to do, we’re already crashing them. Some of these accidents have created spectacular fodder for the media, but these events are largely anecdotal. If we really want to understand how these systems are performing and what impact they are having on driver safety then we need an unbiased research study with naturalistic driver behavior data.