Progressive is launching a program to monitor its customers’ driving habits with a tiny computer device, in exchange for possible premium discounts. Progressive will provide the customer with a device that plugs into the diagnostic port of a vehicle which will collect data about the driving habits of the customer for 30 days. The device will capture information about how often the person drives, the time of day they drive, and information about driving habits like braking. If the customer passes the “test”, they may be eligible for discounts on their auto insurance (what happens if you get into a car crash while you’re being monitored?). What do you think about your insurance company monitoring your driving habits? How would you do? Please share your comments below.
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