It was only a matter of time before your car and your insurance company started talking.
It’s a match made in technology heaven: Who knows your driving habits better than your car’s navigation system? And who cares about your driving habits more than your car insurance company? It’s The inevitable relationship has finally been consummated in the U.K. by TomTom (which makes nav units) and the insurer Motaquote – but an idea this obvious can’t likely be contained for long once it’s been set free. Of course, the arrangement promises rewards for “safe” drivers, and for now it’s the kind of thing you opt into. The system also promises to warn you in real-time when you’re driving like a jerk/idiot/tired person. Sounds like fun.
We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.
Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.
In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.
Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.