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I've heard that some car insurance companies use odometer data from their customers' cars in order to price insurance.

For instance, you might pay a fixed annual fee, and then $2 for every day that you actually drive the car. Or you pay an annual fee and then a few cents per mile/kilometer of use.

I know that companies sometimes use an OBD-II plug with a SIM card to get live odometer or GPS updates, but is there also a way a developer or insurance company can get the data from the car via the internet ?

I imagine the car owner would have to agree to share the data.

Any thoughts or info much appreciated !
 

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Never heard of this being done via the internet from the car. Have heard of the other devices you mention.
 
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