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Otonomo hooks up with Bright Box to boost connected car data market

With the march to full autonomous driving held up by a few accidents, other connected car services more likely to deliver real benefits in the near future have achieved more visibility. The fast growth in such services has been highlighted by a partnership between Israeli connected car data marketplace start-up Otonomo and vehicle platform vendor Bright Box. This deal also shows how insurers are investing in connected car data given that Bright Box is now wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. Insurers see this automotive data as a game changer, enabling them to offer personalized services with individual premiums reflecting a driver’s actual risk based on behavior at the wheel and factors like distance travelled and nature of journeys.…

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