Vehicle Telematics

Horace Mann and CMTelematics HMDrive mobile app

Illinois-based insurer Horace Mann has partnered with Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) to launch HMDrive, a safe driving mobile application for educators.

HMDrive provides feedback to drivers at a historical and trip-level basis. It records and scores trips based on driving behaviors like speeding, hard-braking, cornering, phone distraction, and harsh acceleration. Drivers receive personalized dashboards, score trends, trip details and personalized driving tips. Drivers also compete for spots on city, state and school district leaderboards.

The company plans to make the HMDrive application available to educators in select areas of the country in support of its continued efforts to address distracted driving and promote safe driving behaviors.

Smartphone telematics provider, CMT said its partnership with Horace Mann aligns with its larger mission to teach safe driving behaviors through engagement and behavioral insights. It claims that the technology, which HMDrive is built upon, has shown success in changing driver behavior, specifically a 35% reduction in phone distraction, 20% reduction in hard-braking, and 20% reduction in speeding within 30 days of using the technology.

Source: Press Release

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