Safer driving and cheaper insurance via AIG app

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A new app from AIG Ireland encourages better and safer driving….and could save drivers on the cost of their car insurance.

The telematics driving app, AIG SmartLane, monitors and scores driving performance through the use of smartphone GPS technology to measure criteria including speed, acceleration, braking, cornering, time of day usage and the length of time of each journey. Drivers also receive real-time driving tips to help them improve.

The incentive for drivers to take part in the AIG SmartLane Challenge is the possibility of cheaper insurance through AIG. Drivers who achieve a score of over 70 will automatically qualify for discounts off their new car insurance with AIG – those who obtain a score of 90 or above can save as much as 20%.  

Score:  85- 89              15% Discount (Distinction)

Score:  90+                  20% Discount (Master)

To take part in the AIG SmartLane challenge, all a driver has to do is drive a minimum of 1000km over a continuous 60 day period to receive continuous feedback through the app.

Available as a free download, any driver can take part in the AIG SmartLine Challenge, regardless of who they are insured with. Drivers have full access to their individual journeys and scores through the AIG SmartLane App. Each driver receives an overall score which indicates how well they have driven. The feedback received is ideal for any driver who wants to improve their driving and save on their car insurance costs.

“The uniqueness of our new AIG SmartLane “try before you buy” app is that any driver can download and use it for free,” explains Aidan Connaughton, Head of Consumer Insurance at AIG in Ireland. “You don’t have to be an AIG customer to use it and take part in the SmartLane challenge.  Users of the app will see that when they drive safely their behaviour will be recognised and rewarded.  Our hope is that more drivers will use telematics solutions, reaping the benefit of driving more carefully and ultimately saving on their car insurance costs. This is the latest telematics solution from AIG and complements our highly successful XLNTdriver Mobile App and AIG BoxClever young driver product. This cutting edge technology allows us to take a unique approach to pricing car insurance, educating drivers on improving behaviours and helps AIG to communicate with customers in a new way. AIG is committed to safe driving and saving lives in our communities by innovating technology to help improve driving behaviours on the road.”

Go to www.aig.ie/smartlane to found out more about SmartLane and to download the app.