Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 2000 E320 aka Reichrocket
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Would you let your insurance company monitor your driving habits?
"Aviva Canada Inc., the largest insurer of Ontario automobiles, will today unveil plans to start a pilot project in 2005 that will test how 5,000 drivers like to have their driving monitored electronically.
Those who agree to use a simple device to record their top speed, average speed, mileage, dates and time of travel will automatically receive a 5 per cent discount. Further savings of up to 20 per cent will be offered to motorists who do the least driving at the least risky times of the day and week.
Aviva licensed the technology from Progressive Casualty Insurance, which holds a patent for its use in the United States. Progressive announced in August that it will conduct a pilot project with 5,000 drivers in Minnesota.
Progressive abandoned the idea of using global positioning systems and cellular telephone technology in order to charge clients based on where and when they drive after a trial conducted in Texas.
Aviva will supply a simple data collection device that will be free during the trial period."
George Orwell must be turning in his grave. Do I need to spell out future ramifications?