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  • Safety, Security and Telematics in Times of Trouble (PART 1)

    November 25, 2015

    Today, driving comes with significant risk. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year (more than 3,000 every day) and an additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.

  • The Future of the Connected Vehicle

    November 12, 2015

    Many remember a time when the concept of a “Connected Vehicle” was out of reach. In the midst of the space race, the 1950’s and 1960’s vision of a connected vehicle seemed like something out of an episode of Flash Gordon or the Jetsons more than a viable reality.

  • 6 Tips For Insurance Companies Looking To Start A UBI Program

    November 9, 2015

    In the early 1990’s, credit-based insurance scoring caused a revolution in the insurance industry, as insurance companies used certain elements of a person’s credit history along with many other factors, to predict how likely that consumer was to have an insurance loss.

  • Keep Calm and Don’t Fear the Connected Car (PART 2)

    October 22, 2015

    So you have a connected car now. Maybe it’s equipped with an onboard telematics system, Wi-Fi and a fancy infotainment console to stream your digital music collection, or you have some connected phone apps, or you’ve just installed a device to share your driving data over the air.

  • 5 Tips To Help Drivers Save Money On Auto Insurance

    October 19, 2015

    Having worked with insurance companies and their policyholders for over a decade, Octo has learned that many drivers don’t understand auto insurance. This often means they are missing out on opportunities to lower their insurance premiums at renewal.

  • Keep Calm and Don’t Fear the Connected Car (PART 1)

    October 13, 2015

    You’ve probably seen myriad stories in the news lately about the risks of connected cars being prone to hacking, one going so far as calling 2015: “The Year of the Car Hacks.” Other stories have worrisome titles such as, “Car hacking: How likely is it to happen to you?” or “Hackers Cut a Corvette’s Brakes Via a Common Car Gadget.”

  • A One in a Million Team

    September 30, 2015

    An organization’s culture is so crucial to long term business success, and at Octo North America, we invest a great deal into our team. We know that taking care of our employees is a top priority, and that a fun and trusted workplace environment leads to a more engaged and happy team.