ICBC - TechPilot Project
Would you volunteer to have your driving monitored all the time that you are behind the wheel in order to benefit from reduced insurance rates? Driver telematics are becoming a common way for insurance companies to assess a driver's crash risk and help set rates that are appropriate for that risk level.
Drivers can also learn from using telematics feedback and choose to reduce the risk that they present. We would all benefit from reduced risk of a crash.
ICBC is working with a group of new drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program using a telematics system supplied by Octo. Drivers in the pilot earn rewards for demonstrating safe driving behaviour. The goal is to see if telematics will create a positive driving attitude and reduce crashes.
When asked, ICBC would only say that the pilot is currently under way and they would not be in a position to share any information until after it was concluded.