IMS and Nationwide to Deliver Joint Workshop Panel at Connected Car Insurance USA 2016

Join IMS with customer Nationwide in a candid discussion about insurance telematics partnership success and market leadership best practices.

WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), a leading connected car and insurance telematics solution provider, and Nationwide, a top 10 auto insurer in the United States, will be participating together in a workshop panel discussion at Connected Car Insurance USA 2016 in Chicago, Illinois on September 7, 2016. The discussion will include topics relating to their partnership on Nationwide's SmartRide program.

Nationwide selected IMS as its solution provider of choice in 2010 to enable, support and scale a widespread insurance telematics program, SmartRide. SmartRide participants are able to receive coaching and feedback based on driving behavior while also being rewarded insurance discounts up to 40% for safe driving and 10% just for signing up.

You can join IMS and Nationwide at Connected Car Insurance USA 2016 on September 7 at 3:15 pm CDT. Topics discussed during the panel will include:

  • Pros and cons around sourcing strategies, data collection models, financing alternatives and other lessons learned.
  • Potential new uses for telematics within the insurance value chain and methods to help drive policyholder adoption.

"IMS is delighted to stand with our partner Nationwide to discuss topics based on our collective industry learnings and best practices," said Ben Dailey, Executive Director of US Sales at IMS. "Our DriveSync connected car platform continues to deliver on the necessary data collection, data analysis and analytics that Tier 1 insurers like Nationwide require to accurately and successfully support solid experiences for their members. Our experience and expertise help insurers overcome challenges they face around customer acquisition, retention, engagement and claims reduction – which we are pleased to help highlight and share with the industry."

"Telematics is fundamentally shifting the way personal automobile insurance is rated and underwritten," said Larry Thursby, Vice President of Property and Auto Product/Pricing at Nationwide.  "Creating an engaging program that is easy for members to use and understand takes thought and effort. We are pleased to share the stage with IMS as a partner who has worked with us from the start and look forward to evolving, growing and expanding our program with them to meet consumer demands."

To learn more about IMS and Nationwide's current and growing partnership, download the Nationwide customer case study at: http:/// or pick up your copy at IMS' booth, #16/17.

About Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS)
Established in 1999, IMS is a leader in connected car technology that enables drivers to be safer, smarter and greener. The unique approach of converging in-car infotainment, automotive telematics and wireless technology has resulted in an impressive range of solutions. From insurance and government, to fleets and everyday drivers, IMS technology revolutionizes industries. For more information, visit

SOURCE Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.

For further information: Media Contact: Jennifer Silva, Media Relations, IMS, 1-519-745-8887 x 4365,


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