A new poll of British drivers suggests that a growing number of them are willing to share driver data and that they want more connectivity from their next vehicle purchase.
Nearly a third of drivers surveyed (29%) by connected vehicle company Verex Group said they want their next vehicle to include a Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) / Pay as You Drive (PAYD) insurance solution as part of the connected services offered by the vehicle manufacturer.
Along with a UBI/PAYD solution over a quarter (27%) of drivers asked want their next car to offer an automatic crash detection solution. This alerts the vehicle manufacturer when a crash or incident has occurred allowing them to help manage the situation.
It says there has been “a real shift: in drivers’ willingness to share their driving data with only 19% of drivers not happy to even if it was going to ‘save them money or help in an accident’.
Mark Aryaeenia, CEO at Verex Group, said, “With the evolution of digital capabilities and access to increased data and insights, customers are seeking more from their new vehicle purchases and are starting to realise the true benefits of connected services. The days of believing car data is only used for ‘policing’ is hopefully behind us as drivers across the UK start to see how these solutions can help save them money and support them when they have an accident, removing the hassle by automating the process seamlessly.
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