inControl (Powered by IMS’ Award Winning DriveSync Connected Car Platform) program launched by NYCM focuses on teen driver safety using IMS’ usage-based insurance solution
Edmeston, New York – July 14, 2015 – New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company (NYCM) announces the introduction of inControl™, an innovative usage-based insurance (UBI) program, using the UBI Intelligence solution by Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), creators of the DriveSync® connected car platform.
Usage-based insurance is one of the many connected car services made possible by the DriveSync platform. “IMS’ DriveSync connected car technology continues to be the top choice for insurance companies focused on driver safety leveraging telematics,” said Ben Dailey, Executive Director of US Sales and Business Development. “We are pleased to bring NYCM our latest usage-based insurance solution, backed by end-to-end operations, logistics and customer support that is easy and quick to deploy.”
With inControl, teenage drivers and parents can customize email and text alerts to measure and monitor harsh braking, harsh acceleration, speeding, unauthorized driving times and unapproved driving locations. To collect driving information, a device is plugged into the OBD-II port (typically found below the dashboard in any vehicle manufactured after 1996), enabling drivers to have access to real-time information about their driving habits through a web portal. By enrolling in the NYCM inControl program, eligible drivers receive a 10% participation discount on their auto insurance premium for the first twelve months. Based on real-time driving behaviors,
NYCM is focused on providing auto insurance customers with tools and technology that create safer driving experiences, signified by the launch of inControl. The program is available for customers of all ages,
To learn more about inControl, visit www.nycm.com.
About New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company (NYCM)
NYCM Insurance, headquartered in Edmeston, N.Y., is a property and casualty insurance carrier providing coverage to residents and businesses in New York since 1899. The company offers automobile, homeowner, mobile home, umbrella and commercial policies and is rated “A+” by A.M. Best Company.