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Originally posted by JayFlores
I saw those ads too and wondered many of the questions you just answered. It seems to me to be the start of another way for the insurance companies to track you and adjust your premiums. Want auto insurance? You have to install this device in your car or we'll discontinue you. Thats where its heading, mark my words.
Originally posted by Qumulys
I shudder as I'm thinking back to my learning to drive days...
Dad: in the passenger seat... "slowly, slowly, SLOW DOWN, WATCH THE ROAD, WHAT GEAR ARE YOU JAMMING AT!!!"
Dad: after 10 minutes "That will do for today, HEY, PUT IT IN NEUTRAL! THE PARKING BRAKE!!!!
I'd be so worried and analysing how I'm being judged by the tracker and I'd lose track of the road and how I naturally drive. It's like the stupid speeding fines that sting you for going 3 km over in a 50 zone. You spend more time looking at the speedo than the road!
Do Not Want!
The Recent Connecticut Case: Revealing One Company's Surprise Use of GPS
First, let's look at the Connecticut case. It arose because American Car Rental had a policy of charging its clients $150 for "excessive wear and tear" to the rental car, each time they drove over 79 miles per hour.
American knew exactly when that occurred because its subsidiary, Acme Rental, used GPS installed in its cars to monitor renters' speed as they traveled. Whenever GPS reported that the customer drove at least 80mph for more than two minutes at a time, the company charged the customer's credit or debit card $150.
Now that you posted this... I'm in!
I live 4 miles from work and i'm not an aggrivated driver. I slow down, smoothly. Why would I care if they gps my car? Home, work, home, work and back to home... paranoid much? Premiums go up if you drive during the drunken hour? Fine, check.
Explain why you have a problem with the criteria.
Originally posted by jheated5
Thanks for this thread and pointing this out..... I always wondered how the heck they kept track of you with that device