Average auto premium has been increasing over the years. Even though drivers have good credit and driving history, there were no other new ways to save on premium. To resolve inequitable situation, insurance carriers started the Telematics program utilizing Smartphone application and device discount. Both smartphone application and device collect customer’s driving data. It then convert it to numerical scores. Customer will receive discount based on the score they receive. All carriers have similar but slightly different guideline. Below are common ways in how Telematics work.
Discount rate vary depending on each company. But with good driving habits, an insurance carrier may even offer discount up to 40%.