Geared totally towards the most risky population segment to insure – young and new drivers – ingenie has seen success over the UK and has arrived in Canada to try and repeat success.
How it works – plug the device into your OBDII port and trade information on your driving style for a break on insurance. Prove you’re a safe driver, get discounts. Prove you drive like a d-bag, lose discounts, plus a psychologist calls you.
Read it online at Autonet.
If that happens, your phone will ring and a psychologist will be on the other end, who will talk to you about why you’re driving like a jerk and endangering others.
Currently, the company is modifying a device just for me to test, stay tuned for that.
UPDATE: column concludes I’ll be testing one but that fell through; the company couldn’t modify a unit to go in a different car each week.
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