Octo Telematics is making available a distracted driving scoring and analysis feature within its suite of telematics products used by its more than 60 auto insurer customers. The scoring feature is available for both in-vehicle and mobile solutions that include Octo Glimpse, Octo Vantage, Octo Fleet, and Octo Surround.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities from “distraction-affected” crashes increased 8.8 percent to 3,477 from 3,197 in 2015, and 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers that year.
Nino Tarantino, CEO of Octo North America. “Whether it’s increased discounts, rewards programs or other incentives, our approach is reward-based, not penalty-based, which is more effective in policyholder adoption of any type of telematics.”