Technology to help members be safer and better connected
THORNHILL, ON, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO)
has signed a contract with a sector-leading technology vendor,
Quindell, to provide its members and insurance customers with new
telematics technology and services.
CAA SCO is exploring the use of telematics to provide its members with
increased safety and value for their membership. The technology could
be used to allow CAA SCO to respond to roadside assistance calls more
effectively through GPS location services and even include remote
services for lock-outs. Vehicle diagnostics would help drivers
understand their driving habits and promote safer driving, provide
vehicle maintenance alerts and tips on how to use their vehicle more
efficiently and economically.
"Our promise to our members is to provide them with roadside safety,
peace of mind and value for their membership," said Cindy Hillaby, Vice
President, Membership and Automotive Services. "Telematics provides us
with new opportunities to use technology to deliver on that promise
more effectively while providing members with an extra level of care
and convenience," added Hillaby.
The first telematics product CAA SCO plans to launch is a usage-based
insurance product in early 2014. Policyholders who sign on will receive
a five-per cent participation discount, basic vehicle diagnostics and
the opportunity for further discounts of up to 15 per cent on renewal
as a result of good driving behaviors.
"We believe in offering insurance customers more choice and the
flexibility to reduce their rates based on their own driving behavior,"
said Matthew Turack, Vice President, CAA Insurance. "The program is for
drivers who want to be recognized and rewarded for continuously
demonstrating safe driving behaviors, plus CAA Members will continue to
benefit from security, peace of mind and quality support of our
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CAA South Central Ontario offers a variety of services including
roadside assistance, automotive care, travel and insurance. There are
more than 1.9 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and over 5.9
million members in Canada.
We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance.
About Quindell Portfolio Plc
Quindell Portfolio Plc is a provider of sector leading expertise in
Software, Consulting and Technology Enabled Outsourcing in its key
markets being Insurance, Telecommunications and their Related Sectors.
Our award winning Business Transformational, Software, Consulting and
Outsourcing Solutions are recognized as delivering significant savings
and additional sales to our customers every year.
SOURCE: CAA South Central Ontario
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