System and method for actual and smartphone telematics data based processing

  • US 9,672,569 B2
  • Filed: 05/18/2015
  • Issued: 06/06/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer system comprising:

  • a data storage device for storing data indicative of preliminary telematics data collected by a smartphone associated with a vehicle;

    a computer processor in communication with the data storage device; and

    a memory, coupled to the computer processor, storing program instructions for execution by the computer processor to;

    receive, before an insurance policy for the vehicle has been issued to the driver, the preliminary telematics data collected by the smartphone associated with the vehicle;

    determine, based on the preliminary telematics data received from the smartphone, an initial insurance policy benefit to be applied upon issuance of the insurance policy;

    responsive to receipt of data indicative of an agreement to participate in a telematics program from a driver, issue the insurance policy to the driver in accordance with the initial insurance policy benefit;

    receive, after the insurance policy for the vehicle has been issued to the driver, data corresponding to actual telematics data collected after the issuance of the insurance policy by a data collection device within the vehicle, the actual telematics data comprising geo-position information of the vehicle and vehicle kinematics data for the vehicle received from a data collection device in the vehicle other than the smartphone;

    determine whether the data corresponding to the actual telematics data meets a pre-determined condition;

    responsive to a determination that the data corresponding to the actual telematics data meets the pre-determined condition;

    determine, based on the data corresponding to the actual telematics data, a final insurance policy benefit, wherein the final insurance policy benefit may be greater or less than the initial insurance policy benefit depending on driving habits reflected by the actual telematics data; and

    output an indication of the final insurance policy benefit for the insurance policy.

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