According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Usage-based Insurance Market will growing at a CAGR of over 17% between 2018 and 2024.
One of the major factors driving the UBI market growth is an increase in the production of passenger & commercial vehicles that is embedded with telematics or the use of external tracking systems to capture data about the vehicle’s health & the driving behavior. Car makers and the insurance companies then use telematics data for calculating the insurance premium for clients in accordance with the usage rate of the vehicle. The insurance telematics enables customers to lessen their premium rates by adopting safe driving.
Other factors augmenting the UBI market growth are the increasing penetration of smartphones with capabilities to connect to the onboard devices and the increase in the number of connected cars, enabling vehicles to share data with the outside environment. The widespread adoption of the in-car technologies will influence the consumers’ attitude toward UBI as they are willing to share their driving information for personalized insurance quotes.
The PHYD segment held a dominant share of over 70% of the UBI market in 2017 as this telematics-driven insurance model takes into consideration how a person drives. The insurance companies can assess the driving skills by installing telematics devices in the car to record the driving habits. PHYD analyzes the habits based on several parameters such as speeding, braking, positioning, and parking to decide premiums. This helps in addressing the unfair practices of motor insurance and considers the factors to ensure that car owners are charged fair premiums.
The OBD II technology held a major share of over 48% in the UBI market in 2017 and is expected to dominate the market with a share of around xx% in 2024. Vehicles equipped with telematics devices allow insurance companies to get a more precise information to rate a driver’s premium. The traditional UBI programs use OBD II, which allows car owners to manage and remove engine malfunctions and improve vehicle reliability while reducing the fleet operations cost. By implementing OBD II fleet management telematics systems, which track driver performance and allow vehicle utilization, the companies can reduce their fleet insurance premiums.
The commercial vehicles segment in the usage-based insurance (UBI) market is projected to register an excellent growth rate of over 18% from 2018 to 2024. The commercial vehicles segment is widely deploying telematics solutions to analyze vehicle and driver data to assess the risks and restore profit margins. These solutions are used in commercial fleets to help in integrating capabilities such as traffic updates, roadside assistance, and smart routing and tracking. Telematics insurance data is used by the insurers to review driving behavior and promote safe driving through insurance incentives. The technology is playing a key role in commercial logistics and supply chains as it helps in addressing the challenges related to driver monitoring, insurance, and safety.
The North America UBI market is projected to hold a majority market share of over 35% by 2024. The market growth is attributed to the factors such as the growth in the number of connected cars with inbuilt telematics solutions and the adoption of the cloud-based telematics solutions.
The region is dominated by the presence of various car insurance companies that are using black box technology to track driving habits. The telematics-based black box devices provide detailed information to car insurance companies and let them calculate insurance risk levels more accurately.
The insurance companies operating in the usage-based insurance market are entering into strategic partnerships with automakers and other car insurance service providers to jointly offer new insurance telematics solutions to the customers. For instance, in September 2016, Generali and
Progressive collaborated to develop a new generation of customized car telematics solutions, which reward safe drivers based on their driving patterns. These solutions also help the companies to improve their individual data capabilities and boost product offerings. The insurance companies are adopting product differentiation strategies and introducing new UBI products and services to stay ahead of their competitors. For instance, in September 2018,
Progressive introduced an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) UBI program, a Smart Haul for commercial truck drivers. The program offers qualifying truck drivers a minimum savings of 3% on their commercial auto policy period for signing up and adjusting insurance rates based on the ELD data.
Some of the major players of the operating in the UBI market are Progressive, Allstate, State Farm, AXA, Allianz, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Vodafone Automotive, UnipolSai, Generali, Octo, Metromile, TomTom, Insure The Box, Mapfre S.A, Zubie, Desjardins Group, Sierra Wireless, IMS, Cambridge Mobile Telematics, and Danlaw.
Source: GM Insights