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New DrivePlus Van Mentioned on Business Vans!

Business Vans, the destination website for van users, has recognised Direct Line's recent release of DrivePlus Van! The app, developed by The Floow Limited, monitors driving behaviour and provides a discount towards insurance premiums. The article, titled "Save on insurance with DrivePlus Van free phone app," begins by stating that "van drivers could save money in future," before going on to describe how the app "logs driving behaviour" and gives the driver "a score of up to 100" after 300 miles have been recorded.

Fleet News Write About DrivePlus Van

Fleet News, a source of news and expertise for the car and van industry, have described DrivePlus Van as a new telematics app that "cuts insurance costs for 15% for van drivers." They say that the new free app enabled van drivers to "monitor driving behaviours" and "save money on their insurance", with the opportunity being open to both "prospective and existing Direct Line customers." A promotion code "to redeem the discount" is awarded after 300 miles have been logged and the user has been provided with a driving score out of 100.

Van Fleet World Mention DrivePlus Van!

Van Fleet World, part of the Fleet World Group that publishes Fleet World magazine, have written an online article about the launch of Direct Line's new telematics app which has been developed by The Floow Limited. It's called DrivePlus Van, and Van Fleet World describe the aim of the app as being used to help "fleets improve efficiency" through the tracking of driving behaviour.

DrivePlus Van on Auto Express!

The new DrivePlus Van app has been mentioned on the Auto Express website! DrivePlus Van is an app developed by The Floow Limited for Direct Line, which was released on the 22nd January 2014. Auto Express talk about how insurance company Direct Line have "unveiled a new free-to-use smartphone app" which uses the "GPS function on a smartphone to record driving behaviour" and offer "discounts of up to 15 per cent on insurance for van drivers."

Telematics Insurance Increases More Than 60% in 18 Months

Research from BIBA, the British Insurance Brokers' Association, has shown that telematics based motor insurance sales have increased by 116,000 since June 2012 - a surge of 61% in just 18 months! Telematics technology works by recording a journey and analysing the drivers behaviour, for example rapid acceleration, severe braking and harsh cornering. Premiums can then be tailored and accurately calculated according that each individual driver, giving a more fair price.

UN Decade of Action for Road Safety

The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.Almost 1.3 million people are killed every year on the world's road whilst up to 50 million people are injured, and many remain disabled for life. Road traffic injuries are the number one cause of death for young people worldwide and the economic cost to developing countries is at least $100 billion a year. These statistics are shocking, but they are harsh facts and if we do nothing these numbers will continue to rise.

Average Third Party, Fire & Theft Cover Down 7.5% in 12 Months

The average cost of comprehensive car insurance in the 4th quarter of 2013 was £644, the latest Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index (in association with Towers Watson) has found. That it a price drop of 12.5% year-on-year. According to researchers, the all-time high for car insurance was Q2 of 2011 and since then, the total fall now stands at £214 per policy. For third party, fire and theft cover only, average premiums for Q4 2013 came in at £1053, showing a year-on-year decrease of 7.5%.

What Car? Reveal New Insurance Policy

Britain’s “biggest and best” car buying guide, What Car?, has revealed news regarding Direct Line’s new insurance policy. The newest launch is being described as a “‘pay how you drive’ telematics-based” insurance policy with the app being provided by us here at The Floow.

The Floow Shown On Innovation Birmingham Campus Website

Supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, Creative England launch a new Business Investment Fund of £1 million as it continues its programme of investment for creative and digital businesses in the English regions. Creative England are involved with companies (such as The Floow) looking to develop new software, applications and content across several expanding markets in order to boost the creative sector.

Sheffield City Region Write About Creative England

The Floow is one of the first companies in the creative and digital business sector to receive business investment funding from Creative England. This funding is set to help Small and Medium Enterprises in a variety of sectors all across the UK and is supported by the Government Regional Growth Fund.

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