CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2015) - Zubie, Inc., a leading connected car company, was named the Best Insurance Telematics Product at the 2015 TU Automotive Awards in Detroit. Last year, Zubie launched its innovative UBI program with Progressive leveraging its connected-car platform and the Zubie Perks program.
Industry experts from the TU Automotive Conference in Detroit, MI, chose to reward the first U.S. partnership between an auto insurer and a third-party connected car cloud-based service provider. Judges welcomed the Zubie-Progressive alternative approach to UBI services attracting comments including: "It's been disruptive on the market, making a splash, and that qualifies it to top my list," and "Zubie pushes the limit on UBI and, despite being small, has managed to make a big difference in a short period of time."
Zubie and Progressive Insurance started to collaborate in 2014 on an industry-first telematics solution to deliver savings to consumers for their safe driving. Through this partnership Zubie offers customers via the Zubie Perks™ program, the option of sharing their driving data with Progressive in order to earn a discount on auto insurance, based on how their vehicle is actually being driven. The solution provides valuable savings opportunities to Zubie customers, and the global Zubie Perks platform offers tremendous capabilities to insurance carriers, in the U.S. and abroad.
"We're delighted to be recognized with this award," said Zubie CEO Tim Kelly. "The Zubie platform and robust UBI solutions enable insurance carriers in the U.S. and our global markets to act on real-time driver data to bolster their customer acquisition and retention programs."
Beyond compelling insurance offers, Zubie's customers via Perks can further benefit from other auto-related service providers and offers within the app. Customers and automotive industry partners can benefit from Zubie's Perks platform in the arena of auto parts, service, warranties, and roadside assistance -- which deliver value to customers and highly qualified leads to Zubie's business partners.
Zubie is a leading provider of connected-car platforms, analytics, and services focused on making driving safer, easier and less expensive for enterprises, small businesses, and consumers. Zubie further offers tailored solutions to industry vertical partners within the automotive sector, insurance providers, and mobile telecom partners. The company was formed in 2012, and is headquartered in Charleston, SC. Zubie's solutions are currently deployed in U.S. and Germany, with planned expansions in other international markets.