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Leading Telematics Service Provider Redtail Telematics has signed an agreement with Australian insurance pioneer KOBA as they launch the first connected pay-by-kilometer car insurance in Australia, bringing a fairer, usage-based insurance to Australia’s 10 million low mileage drivers.
Redtail Telematics is the exclusive provider of OBD devices, connectivity and data to KOBA
27th April 2021. Leading Telematics Service Provider Redtail Telematics has signed an agreement with Australian insurance pioneer KOBA as they launch the first connected pay-by-kilometer car insurance in Australia, bringing a fairer, usage-based insurance to Australia’s 10 million low mileage drivers.
As part of its suite of telematics solutions, this technology enables KOBA to deliver best-in-class, highly accurate and immediate journey data. Furthermore, the partnership underlines Redtail’s position as a significant player in the UBI market – in the UK, over one-fifth of all UK telematics policies (BIBA figures) are supported by Redtail Telematics hardware.
Redtail CEO Dr Colin Smithers said:
“We are delighted that KOBA has appointed Redtail Telematics to provide the technology to support the first connected pay-by-kilometer car insurance solution in Australia. Our OBD devices and robust data capture technology ensures that KOBA has the most reliable technology to help support their launch and growth.”
KOBA CEO, Andrew Wong commented:
“Redtail Telematics has a proven track record of providing the most advanced telematics hardware, connectivity and data that support usage-based insurance solutions, so Redtail Telematics were the natural choice for KOBA. The support we have received from Redtail has been exemplary and has significantly helped with the evolution and launch of our product.”
About Redtail Telematics
A leading Telematics Service provider (TSP) provider of telematics solutions to the usage-based insurance (UBI), automotive, fleet tracking, and stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) sectors globally, Redtail draws on its joint heritage with sister company, Plextek, the communications technology design house, and have together supplied over 6 million devices into the automotive aftermarket in more than 30 countries since 1993.
Redtail Telematics Ltd is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and, together with subsidiary Redtail Telematics Corp in San Diego, California, enjoys the unique benefits among TSPs in designing and manufacturing its own devices as opposed to purchasing them from a technology provider.
However, the company has expanded significantly beyond exclusively offering telematics device design and manufacture to offer a broad set of services – including APIs, portals, apps, all of which underpinned by the capture, analysis, and processing of valuable telematics. In short, a one-stop-shop for insurers and enterprise customers with control over the whole stack, vital for optimized and customized solutions.
Redtail devices and services are used by Admiral, ingenie, ByMiles, TRACKER Network UK, LoJack, CalAmp, Concirrus, Acorn and JLR, among others. Visit www.redtailtelematics.com to find out more.
KOBA Insurance is on a mission to help over 10M Aussie drivers lower their annual premiums by only charging them for what they use.
Powered by a technology platform that connects directly to your car’s onboard computer, KOBA has created a comprehensive pay-per-kilometer car insurance policy, providing an alternative, fairer solution to low-usage drivers. With KOBA, drivers can see real-time trips, claims and car care tips through our app, and importantly, only pay car insurance when driving. If you’re driving less, you’ll pay less.
KOBA is due to launch in Australia in July 2021. Visit www.kobainsurance.com to pre-register your interest and join the pay-per-km movement today.
Recently a road traffic incident went to court due to a dispute over who was at fault. The car was equipped with a Redtail Telematics black box whose data was used as evidence in the case. In addition, expert analysis of the data by Redtail assisted the Judge’s decision, who cleared the defendant of all fault.
Redtail Telematics wins Winner of the Best Connected Product Award at the 2020 Cambridge Wireless Technology and Innovation Awards
Leading Telematics Service Provider Redtail Telematics has been awarded the prestigious Best Connected Product Award at the 2020 Cambridge Wireless Technology and Innovation Awards.
To celebrate the impact of innovation, technology and thought-leadership, Cambridge Wireless invited its world-renowned technology community to nominate outstanding companies and individuals within their ecosystem for the CW Technology and Innovation Awards.
Leading Telematics Service Provider Redtail Telematics has signed a new agreement with UK insurance pioneer ingenie as an extension of its supplier arrangement of its professionally installed telematics box, extending the relationship that has existed since ingenie launched in 2011.
Recently, many of us haven’t been using our vehicles nearly as much, if at all. Have you thought about what impact this might be having on your vehicle battery health? Redtail Telematics black boxes can monitor battery health and so much more.
Redtail Telematics/YouGov survey: motorists in dark about telematics-based motor insurance policies savings
A survey conducted by Redtail Telematics, the long-established provider of integrated telematics solutions worldwide for the insurance and fleet sectors and YouGov has revealed that as annual premiums rise and recent research highlights that motorists are being charged significantly more by their insurer for administrative tasks, motorists are in the dark regarding savings delivered by telematics-based motor insurance policies.
A survey conducted by Redtail Telematics, the long-established provider of integrated telematics solutions worldwide for the automotive, insurance and fleet sectors, and YouGov reveals that insurers are missing opportunities to win new telematics motor insurance customers. Their conservative use of the data available from telematics is hampering use of the technology, being poorly communicated and therefore fuelling consumer misconceptions into/of the possible benefits and savings.
Majority of UK car owners over 45 are missing opportunity of financial savings from telematics based car insurance
A survey conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Redtail Telematics, the long-established provider of integrated telematics solutions worldwide for the insurance, automotive and fleet sectors reveals that UK drivers over the age of 45 are missing the opportunity to save 5-10% on their motor insurance premium by switching to a motor insurance policy that employs telematics technology.
Redtail Telematics, established provider of integrated telematics solutions to the insurance, fleet and stolen vehicle recovery sectors, announces the launch of an advanced driver scorecard for insurers to use as an intervention tool to give feedback to their insureds. The scorecard utilises 16 driving parameters, a significant development and improvement over the usual 4 parameters.
Redtail Telematics, the long-established provider of integrated telematics solutions worldwide for the insurance, fleet and stolen vehicle recovery sectors, today announced a new milestone: Redtail has now designed, manufactured and shipped over six million of their telematics devices to the worldwide global automotive aftermarket. In the UK, Redtail technology is used in 22% of the 750,000* telematics insurance policies that are operational in the U.K. and 100% of policies active in the Netherlands.
Of course, one of the biggest REDTAIL benefits is their Team; they always provide the highest levels of service."
Bob Bellock, Exec VP
Throughout their solutions have been quality first, scalable and adaptable to vertical or geography – a true technology and commercial partner.
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Northwest Landscape Services
I would recommend the product and the staff!"
From our unique 12v device to their cutting-edge data services and supportive technology in the Crash Portal, Admiral has benefitted from Redtail’s continuous improvements and pro-active customer support throughout our five year relationship."
Gunnar Peters, Head of Telematics
Our Partnership with REDTAIL has delivered the accuracy of data we need, enabling us to create and evolve proprietary algorithms and scoring which are proven to be highly predictive of loss and deliver market leading loss ratios for our underwriters."
Cara Hurlock, Chief Customer Officer
The combination of the Redtail VAM with their DataWarehouse data storage and device management solution is a winning combination that takes the effort out of driver data acquisition."
David Kirby, COO
Their deliveries have always been 100% to time or even better, despite some unexpected orders. That marks a good partnership. It’s not only technology, it’s also the way we got to know Redtail as a company - thinking ahead and putting real effort in to getting things done, with a solution oriented approach, even with the unexpected."
Marin Roos, Director of Innovations
We don’t get great cell coverage where we are but it’s been Johnny on the spot. It showed me both addresses at a job site based on where the truck was parked: it’s that precise! I use it with my iPad and plan to order another unit. Highly recommended."
The Redtail GPS tracking works really well for stolen vehicle recovery. We love it – I’m putting one on my restored ’79 Trans Am."
Bobby Stringer, Owner
12 Volt Marketing Group
The hardware is an easy hookup and the UI is just as user friendly as REDTAIL’s customer service! I would encourage any manufacturers’ representatives – Rep Firms – who are interested in learning more about Fleet Tracking to give REDTAIL a call, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Frankie Mark, Owner
Finally, the extras that came in the packages were a great bonus (zip ties, star washer, and Velcro). To sum this up, great product and great personnel. I look forward to working with this company more in the future."
The Redtail customer service and tech support have been great, and we have achieved fuel savings. We’ve had a very good experience with Redtail."
Tampa Bay Limo
So, I reached out to Redtail, and thanks to their GPS Total Solution, they e-mailed me time-stamps to show my guy was right where he was supposed to be – not only on time but early! They apologized and paid, thanks to Redtail’s outstanding technology."
Thanks to our partnership with Redtail, we are now better positioned to be move our business to the next phase of growth."
Scott Breckley, CEO
Nichols Trucking Company
Unfortunately, all our equipment and tools were already gone. We gave the cops a printout of all the stops the van made and they are going to follow up and try and retrieve them. As far as we’re concerned, the Redtail units just paid for themselves! We’re buying more."
The whole Redtail team has been outstanding to work with and we look forward to a long relationship."
One key selling point in the bus market is REDTAIL’s annual service program, which comes with two months free of service, since school buses typically don’t run in the Summer. Another benefit is the idling alert - many states do not allow buses to idle for more than 5 minutes, and our customers in Pittsburgh really appreciate the heads-up."
Bob Bellock, Exec VP
I showed him on my smartphone: it’s right here, on such-and-such a road. Those things could be a mile off said the policeman. I said I’ve never known that to happen. So we all went back there and retrieved our truck – exactly where Redtail said it was."
Bobby Stringer, Owner
Being able to get everything from engine diagnostics codes through to crash reports using Redtail hardware means we can offer much more than an insurance policy, and we look forward to building out many other new features in the future with their support."
Callum Rimmer, CTO and Co-Founder
TRACKER Network UK
Our close partnership has helped forge the VAM telematics product into a market leading device that we are proud to promote for TRACKER’s fleet and insurance applications."
Stephen Doran, CEO
THE REDTAIL QMS
Redtail Telematics has developed an ISO 9001 accredited Quality Management System to support the design and supply of automotive telematics devices, together with the support services and data analysis for vehicle tracking, driver behavior and impact alerting and its analysis.
For more information about our ISO 9001 Quality Management accreditation, please visit the NQA website.