London, 15th July 2016 – The UK’s pioneering telematics insurance provider, Insure The Box, has welcomed the inclusive approach the UK Government has taken on its consultation on driverless vehicles technology, launched on 11th July and hopes to encourage its policyholders to contribute their views.
“It is tremendously exciting to see that the Government wants to engage with road users of all ages and all levels of experience – not just industry – in its consultation on the use of autonomous vehicles on British roads”, said Charlotte Halkett, Marketing Actuary at Insure The Box. “Our customers are largely made up of the youngest and newest drivers who, we believe, will provide an incredibly important perspective for the Government’s future plans.
“Improving road safety for drivers and other road users alike has been an underlying mission for Insure The Box since our launch 6 years ago and we have now accumulated over 2.7 billion miles of driving data which, along with the associated claims, can provide vital insight into real-life driving behaviours. The 90,000 plus accident alerts we have collated over the last 6 years also provides crucial understanding about a collision at the point of the accident – from the point of view of the vehicle and the driver involved. We, therefore, believe we are in a strong position to contribute to the consultation both from the business itself and by encouraging input from our policyholders.”
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