Analysis of 4,000 commercial vehicles fitted with Intelligent Telematics’ SureCam 3G forward-facing device identified a 50% reduction in average claims costs and a 15% increase in the average speed of resolution when compared to vans and HGVs operating without a camera.
The findings show that rear-end shunts (55%) and collisions while emerging from junctions (43%) recorded the largest reductions in average claims costs.
Intelligent Telematics’ technology captures HD footage of any collision, near miss or harsh driving incident and automatically transmits within moments of it happening, helping insurance claims handlers to make a faster and more accurate liability decision.
Tim Short, head of motor practice at Plexus Law, commented: “When you consider that the reported average cost of motor property damage and personal injury claims last year was almost £3,000 and £10,000 respectively, there are clear benefits to be had from adopting connected vehicle cameras. By taking advantage of first notification of loss (FNOL) and proactive claims management a commercial fleet operator can make dramatic savings, which will go straight to the bottom line of their business.”