April 15, 2014 | San Diego, United States: Novatel Wireless, Inc. and Chipin B.V., a provider of innovative solutions for insurance and fleet management based on dynamic pricing, today announced that Novatel Wireless will supply its MT 3060 and N4A™ Device Manager to support Usage Based Insurance (UBI) programs in the Benelux Regio.
- Chipin will provide UBI solutions to the Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg regions. This deployment, under the label “fairzekering” for consumers, will showcase a successful technology infrastructure that will serve as a model for future UBI deployments.
- These UBI programs have the potential to reward good drivers with monthly opportunities to receive up to 25 percent of their cash back and promote driver safety by using ideal behavior to reduce vehicular accidents.
- The MT 3060 mobile tracking device is a plug-and-play, self-installed device that can be deployed in minutes by any driver, providing a wealth of diagnostic, maintenance and driving performance information to power commercial and consumer telematics services. The device collects and controls critical data from the vehicle’s on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) port and securely delivers that information to the cloud, supporting all five engine OBD-II protocols. It boasts a highly sensitive 3-axis accelerometer for measuring driver behavior, parallel GPS/GNSS satellite location capability and sophisticated technology for impact detection. This capability enables the MT 3060 to detect driver behaviors, such as vehicle speed, location, hard braking, cornering and impact data, necessary for UBI policy rating and other consumer telematics services. The MT 3060 further optimizes performance with an innovative antenna design and disconnect alert feature using an on-board backup battery.
- Novatel Wireless’ robust M2M software offerings quickly build connectivity from Internet Protocol-enabled remote assets to existing enterprise applications, accelerating customer application integration. The N4A Device Manager is a robust platform for the management, configuration, self-care and support of Novatel Wireless M2M devices.
Source: Novatel Wireless