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3 Auto Insurance Underwriting Challenges a VIN Decoding Solution Will Overcome


The process of underwriting for auto insurance policies involves many steps and needs to account for a number of risk variables. The vehicle specifications are just one piece to consider when assessing risk. Some others include client demographics, geography, and driving history. 

As the variety of available vehicle safety equipment continues to increase, so does their effect on insurance risk ratings. It’s important that underwriters utilize the right resources to help them understand the options available, thereby saving them time and increasing process accuracy.

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Topics: Automotive Data, Safety, Insurance, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Equipment


10 Auto Blog Articles We Thought You'd Enjoy! Part 2


It's been a couple of months since we last put together a list of ten awesome auto industry blog articles. Since then, there have been plenty more share-worthy blogs to sift through!

Similar to part one, the blogs we've shared below are from all different segments of the auto industry, providing value for several auto niches. Topics range from vehicle maintenance and safety to best practices for marketing your automotive business to both B2B and B2C.

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Topics: Mobile, Marketing, VIN, Insurance, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Equipment


5 New Year's Resolutions for the Personified Vehicle


In light of the new year approaching and all the top 10 New Year's resolution lists/2015 predictions rolling out, we thought it'd be fun to write a News Year's article with a different twist.

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Automotive Technology


Aluminum Bodies and Frames: The Future of the Auto Industry?


Auto Technology: Aluminum Vehicle Technology


Aluminum dominates as the choice material for wheels and engine blocks in the automotive industry. In the last few decades, the use of aluminum auto technology has increased. Beyond its lighter weight which can enhance fuel efficiency and performance capabilities, aluminum is recyclable and can improve safety by absorbing more crash energy than steel. However, it is not without disadvantages.

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Safety, Automotive Technology


10 Auto Blog Articles We Thought You'd Enjoy! Part 1


Blogging has become an important part of traffic generation and brand awareness for any type of business and has indeed reached its way to the automotive world. Since the vehicle data and VIN decoding solutions we provide are vital to all segments of the auto industry, we come across quite a variety of auto blogs.

Though the blogs we've shared below are not exclusive to one auto niche (auto listing sites, dealer solution providers, auto insurance, etc.), we still thought each one of these articles would provide some level of value or interest industry-wide.

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Topics: Mobile, VIN, Insurance, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Equipment


BMW i8: Looks, Speed, and Intelligence. What's Not To Love?


The 2014 BMW i8 is easily one of BMW's most impressive releases in quite some time, combining the most attractive features of a sporty, high performance vehicle with those of an economy car. This beautiful piece of machinery has many of the advanced technology features we've covered in our automotive technology series thus far... and more. 

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Safety, Automotive Technology


Top 3 Alternative Fuel Sources on the Market


Auto Technology: Alternative Fuel

For many drivers, gasoline and diesel are the only forms of vehicle fuel they’re aware of. Every gas station they’ve filled up at offers multiple grades of gasoline and at least one grade of diesel. However, these are not the only options anymore. Ethanol, biodiesel and compressed natural gas are three popular alternative fuel sources we will discuss in this article.

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Automotive Technology


Parallel Parking 101: Sit Back and Let Your Vehicle Do The Work


Auto Technology: Self-Parking Cars

Most drivers can relate to a time where they’ve passed up the last available parking spot within walking distance of their destination because they weren’t quite sure if they could fit. No one wants to relive that time where they’ve attempted to parallel park, failed miserably, and completely embarrassed themselves in front of an audience. A handful of automotive manufacturers have sympathized with you and created technology to solve this problem… cars that park themselves!

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Topics: Automotive Technology


Top Life Saving Vehicle Features - Part II


Auto Technology: Safety First

 

In part one of Top Life Saving Vehicle Features, I introduced the topic of safety as a primary targeted goal for automotive manufacturers. Pedestrian detection and night vision were the two vehicle safety equipment technologies discussed, which primarily concern the safety of pedestrians or other animate objects. In part two below, the safety features discussed are primarily geared towards collision avoidance with other vehicles.

One of the most common reasons for vehicle collisions is the lack of awareness for the driver's surroundings.

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Topics: Automotive Technology


Advanced Auto Technology Explained


Article series describing the most interesting and valuable vehicle features and advanced auto technology.

The automotive industry has advanced so much in the last 10 years with readily available technology and prototypes for even more advanced auto technology on the horizon. No longer are heated seats, power locks, multi disc changers, or cruise control impressive features. Auto manufacturers are on to bigger and better things that will provide more physical and psychological comfort for consumers than ever before.

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Topics: Fuel Economy, Automotive Technology