Telematics is a way to measure your driving. It's a black box or mobile phone app that monitors how fast you drive, how quickly you brake, and whether you're generally a safe driver.
Sometimes known as black box car insurance, GPS car insurance or smartbox insurance, telematics is a way for some car insurance companies to see how 'risky' you are as a driver. The information can be used to give you an insurance quote, with a price that reflects your driving style.
It’s often a way to help young or inexperienced drivers get cheaper car insurance. Whilst telematics could lead to potential savings for inexperienced drivers, responsible drivers may find themselves altering their already adequate driving style to 'please' the black box.
That's why at LV= we don't offer telematics insurance, instead we take into account lots of different factors to give you the best price for your cover.
All three monitor your driving habits, enabling the insurer to either adjust your premium accordingly, or offer you incentives for what is perceived as safe driving.
It does vary depending on which insurer you use. Typically the following factors are monitored:
We offer comprehensive cover at a competitive price. This short guide explains how we work out your price.