In order to gauge mobility risk, it is absolutely vital to understand the places through which mobility occurs in extreme detail. Risk is clearly not the same everywhere and as such The Floow goes to great lengths to understand how risk and behaviour alters by geography.
The Floow’s focus of investigations in this ‘contextual’ area solidify unique knowledge across wide evidential resources to best understand locations. Research in this area includes, but is not limited to, wide data and related risk analysis such as:
The core aims of investigations in this area target improved evidential factors and analysis in mobility risk related to the wider ‘context’ of locations. This target has helped support previous and future scoring development ensuring predictive outcomes. This also helps to provide meaningful global mapping resources which are used in both data processing and end-user feedback. As well as these nearer horizons, work investigates wider aspects and possible futures for road risk and its understanding.
Given the wide potential scope in geographical contextual data, The Floow collaborates alongside global experts to incorporate the best insight into risk. These works have included wide collaborations ranging from bodies such as the European Space Agency to projects spanning Europe investigating traffic behaviours.
The Floow remains highly active in this R&D area helping to not only support our insurance clients but also inform impactful policy in the road safety and insurance areas. This includes key appointments in the UK Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety helping to review the international evidence base for motor risk from the road environment, driver behaviour and vehicle designs.
Driven #4 Oct 2019
This issue of Driven includes: The Future of Risk: How The Floow and Direct Line Group are Using MOVE_UK to Influence the Future of Insurance; The Ecosystems Beyond Insurance with DIA’s Roger Peverelli; Working in Partnership with Munich Re to Deliver Telematics Benefits to More Drivers.
The Future of Connected Insurance and Autonomous Vehicles at Cenex-LCV
At the beginning of September, I attended Cenex-LCV in Millbrook to talk about the future of connected insurance and the impacts that autonomous vehicles could have on this area.
Keep to the Code: 3 Year Driving Study Shows Road Danger Caused by Unsafe Manoeuvres From Drivers ‘Cutting In’ at Speed
Analysis of three years of driving data completed as part of the MOVE_UK study has revealed that a worrying number of UK drivers fail to keep a reasonable gap between the cars in front and behind when ‘cutting in’ or changing lanes.