Opportunities to do smarter pricing for car insurance, either for attackers or for incumbents
Buy an expensive ride these days, and it’s no doubt packed with an array of sensors, screens, cameras, and other built-in technology. But if you’re still driving an old beater or you’ve recently bought something basic, a new gadget may help you join the world of connected cars. Known as CarVi, the round, black device mounts on a vehicle’s windshield, communicating with the driver’s smart phone. As he or she speeds down the road or highway, the CarVi app constantly analyzes video captured by the device, looking for signs of danger. Designed to watch for unsafe lane changes, front-end collision risk, reckless driving, and a variety of other dangerous behavior, CarVi is meant to both alert the driver to the potential for danger and analyze it so the driver can later understand how to better operate their car.