LexisNexis Risk Solutions announces 12V tethered telematics data collection device

April 25, 2016
The 12V device is the newest part of a robust set of device options for collecting telematics data.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced the addition of a 12V tethered telematics data collection device to its telematics data analytics platform. The 12V device is the newest part of a robust set of device options for collecting telematics data. The platform is designed to collect and normalize data from any source to deliver driving behavior scores and other insights. This enables insurers to run the same UBI program across different data sources based on their business strategy and the preferences of their target market.

Plugging into the cigarette lighter, the self-installed 12V device represents a significant step forward for the telematics insurance market because of its low cost, ease-of-use and the quantity of data it captures. The 12V device is paired with policyholders’ smartphones, serves as a phone charger within the vehicle as an added bonus, and communicates over Bluetooth technology with the designated smartphone app to record driving behavior data as part of their UBI program.

Among the benefits of the 12V, it can collect more trips and more data elements per trip than other solutions, such as a standalone smartphone, due to its integrated 2-in-1 motion sensors for crash filtering and reporting, accelerometer to evaluate speed, gyroscope to detect orientation of the device, and rechargeable super capacitor for ignition logging and device tampering detection. Its detailed driving data opens up possibilities for crash detection features to help prove the circumstances of a claim, which are already being tested/used in other markets, such as the U.K.

“The LexisNexis Risk Solutions telematics data and analytics platform was specifically built to take data from any data source – OBD2, black box, smart phones, 12V tethered devices or automotive OEMs – to better understand risk and engage drivers in usage-based insurance programs,” said David Lukens, director, telematics, insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “The 12V device enables robust data for carriers with highly targeted, market-specific programs to reach their customers.”

Telematics programs provide a unique opportunity to promote safer driving on U.S. roadways, according to a 2015 LexisNexis Risk Solutions telematics study. Twenty-two percent of drivers surveyed wanted a UBI safe driving program concept, which consists of a smartphone app that measures driving behavior, scores driving, and then provides feedback so drivers can improve their score even without any discount offered.

Sponsored Recommendations

Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Training Series

Almost every new vehicle is equipped with VVT technology. This video explains the weak points in OE designs and gives you a complete overview of the replacement options available...

Cam & Crank Sensor Training Series

Today's advanced engines depend on accurate and consistent information from cam and crank sensors for performance, fuel economy and emissions, and not all cam and crank sensors...

Buying Your Next Diagnostic Tablet

When you last invested in a diagnostic tablet for your shop, did you consider it a potential gateway to increased revenue? Probably not. It’s likely you viewed it as a necessary...

Access Carside OEM Repair Data with MOTOR TruSpeed

Now available on all Autel MaxiSYS Ultra Series tools, MOTOR TruSpeed Repair delivers expanded OEM service and repair data within days of being published by

Voice Your Opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Vehicle Service Pros, create an account today!