Telematics systems consist of a small device plugged into a vehicle’s on-board diagnostics port. Conveniently located beneath the steering wheel, the device monitors an individual’s driving behaviors, such as mileage, acceleration, breaking, distance, etc. The program offers participants the opportunity to potentially save on their auto premiums by demonstrating safe driving habits. Firms will then use the collected real-time data to analyze driving patterns and risks.
Today’s mobile revolution, which has forever changed the way consumers communicate and go about their daily lives, owes its start to the iPhone. Since the iPhone’s release, Android devices have gained strong market share and emerged as Apple’s top competitor, while the popularity of Blackberry devices has waned. Another key player, Windows Mobile, is still working to gain traction among consumers and developers. Here, CI takes its first look at four Mobile Monitor firms we track with apps for Windows Mobile.