CHICAGO -- Insurance Telematics USA 2014 -- A conference for the insurance industry may sound like a snooze fest, but connectivity in vehicles is giving those in the insurance business a reason to stay wide awake.
The consensus at the recent Insurance Telematics show in Chicago seemed to be that it gets more exciting every year as innovation in connected cars enables more opportunities and challenges for insurers.
It also creates opportunities for insurers to work closely with wireless service providers, something they haven't necessarily done in the past. (See Verizon Creates a Mobile ZipCar, Connected Cars: Tether Today, Embed in 10 and MNOs Need to Get in the Driver's Seat.)
Light Reading stopped by the conference to hear AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US Inc. discuss their role in the value chain, and, of course, to take a connected car test drive courtesy of Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS). Click on the image below for a short slide show of the event.
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, Light Reading