Zubie, provider of connected car service focused on making driving easier, safer and less expensive announced a new partnership between the company and Progressive, an insurance provider specializing in auto insurance. Both companies are collaborating on an industry-first telematics solution to deliver savings to consumers for their safe driving.
According to Zubie and Progressive, Zubie's connected car service customers will be earning discounts on their auto insurance scheme from Progressive based on their driving records which are collected and transmitted via Zubie's connected car services. In a statement by Zubie and Progressive, the companies said that this is the first partnership of its kind in the US where an insurer uses data from a third party connected car service provider to determine the insurance payments payable by its insurance clients.
Zubie said that drivers can access feedback on their driving and make smarter decisions about their driving behaviour using its Zubie services where all that the driver needs to do is plug in the Zubie Key into the car’s on-board diagnostic port and let the program send the feedback directly to the drivers’ Android or iPhone device. Zubie's customers however are given the option of sharing their driver data with Progressive in order to earn the discount which is available through its Snapshot program.