To estimate risk across driving, it is vital to understand the risk from the specific behaviours of each driver. This is the fundamental core of telematics – enabling the improved estimation of individual driver risk. However, it is not as simple as understanding the numbers of harsh braking events which poorly predict risk.
Instead, the core aim remains to add further to the understanding of a balanced and evidential view over all possible observable risk factors. However, it is vital in any such analysis and optimisation to ensure that any techniques employed remain:
Therefore, The Floow focuses core R&D efforts into improving fine-grained understanding of driver behaviour to optimise the above aims. This focus looks at new improved insights into behaviour to ensure the best understanding of driver behaviour is reached.
Ultimately, the study of ‘behaviour’ looks for meaningful discriminators, able to identify potential new characteristics of drivers such that they could enable better identification of good vs. bad risk driving. This work directly feeds into our future scoring approaches allowing for clearer insight and value for all our insurance clients.
UPLIFT is The Floow’s research project that seeks to strengthen the UK’s position in the motor insurance sector. Over the course of 21 months we will build better and fairer insurance products by expanding our telematics capabilities. This expansion will be powered by a series of studies into sensors and their data.
For more information, visit the UPLIFT project page.
UPLIFT: Project Update – August 2020
Our work on the UPLIFT project is helping us to build a better future. Over the last few months, we’ve been focusing on three key areas: crash detection, driver/passenger recognition and data quality.
Driven #5 June 2020
This issue of Driven includes: The Future of Risk: Why Developing A Deep Understanding of Driver Behaviour is So Important To Help Eliminate Distraction Driving; WM-Air: Using Driving Data to Improve Pollution Levels in Our Cities; How Our New FloowTag Solution can help Insurers to take advantage of the Recent Changes we’ve seen across mobility and Spotlight On… Our Product Team.