The NHTSA has been providing valuable crash testing ratings since 1978 that are based on front-impact crashes, side-impact crashes, and rollover resistance (added in 2011). In recent news, however, there could be some added categories to these crash test ratings.Read More
Dec 14 2015
Topics: Safety, Insurance, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Equipment, Vehicle Shopping
Apr 28 2015
Mobile devices are becoming a standard means of browsing the internet, researching products and services, and making purchases online. According to Global Web Index, 80 percent of internet users own a smartphone and 47 percent own a tablet. With these kinds of statistics, you better believe that your website is receiving a significant amount of its traffic from mobile users - unless you fell subject to the latest Google algorithm update last week.Read More
Topics: Mobile, Vehicle, Parts & Services, Insurance, Automotive, Dealers
Apr 20 2015
Getting stranded on the side of the highway, or even worse, on a dirt road far from civilization is one of a driver's worst fears. These fears have driven many consumers to seek various roadside assistance services for peace of mind when the time arises.Read More
Topics: Mobile, Insurance, Roadside Assistance
Mar 30 2015
Paying for a service based on usage is not a new business model, as we’ve seen it used with cellular and internet service providers, but is now growing as a popular automotive insurance option available through several insurance providers. Usage-based insurance (UBI), also known as pay-as-you-drive (PAYD), uses key metrics such as accrued mileage and driving behaviors to determine insurance rates for individuals or businesses.Read More
Topics: Automotive Data, Insurance, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Equipment
Mar 13 2015
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.Read More
Topics: Automotive Data, Safety, Insurance, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Equipment
Feb 13 2015
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.Read More
Topics: Mobile, Marketing, VIN, Insurance, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Equipment
Oct 22 2014
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.Read More
Topics: Mobile, VIN, Insurance, Automotive Technology, Vehicle Equipment
Mar 7 2014
Motorcycles offer a great deal of joy and freedom for their riders. However, riding a motorcycle carries with it risks, so most serious riders desire good insurance coverage. For convenience and the best policy rates, many riders go online for quotes on motorcycle insurance. There is plenty of competition out there among websites offering these types of quotes. If your company provides motorcycle insurance quotes, you need a way to stand out from the crowd.
Apr 9 2013
Online quotes have revolutionized the world of car insurance, by providing multiple quotes, quickly, from different carriers. This has created an environment where consumers shop around for the lowest premium possible and may do so as frequently as once or twice a year. As a result, there is a consistent demand for online quoting, both from the insurers directly as well as from third party sites that provide quote comparison tools, and an increase in competition.
Topics: Auto Portals, Automotive Data, Vehicle, VIN, Insurance, Auto Manufacturers
Sep 7 2012
One day many, many years ago someone got the idea to jump on the back of a horse and ride it rather then walk everywhere they needed to go. Not long after, someone else got the idea that they too would like to ride rather then walk. However, they decided that they would rather steal a horse then pay for their own. From that moment forward, while what we are ride has changed from horses, to wagons to motorized vehicles, one thing has remained constant: A small group of people have been motivated to steal peoples rides, while owners have been motivated to find ways to protect their investment.