Urbification: Taking the sub out of Calif. suburbs

Walking. Bicycling. Alternatives to Driving Everywhere. Social justice. Alternatives to suburban boredom and waste. And the infrastructure and technology needed to get there.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Earlier this summer at a technology conference, I heard about an innovative program in the U.K. to tie the cost of auto insurance to the miles driven by a driver. Norwich Union, the U.K.'s largest insurance group, has a Web page descibing this option. The program leverages the location services available in today's mobile phones to track drivers' movements. If this makes enough sense, and if privacy concerns don't torpedo it, we'll see the idea spread worldwide, having a beneficial effect on encouraging alternatives to getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

1 Comments:

  • At 10:58 AM, Blogger amber said…

    Amazing blog! I really enjoyed reading and hope you keep updating it frequently! I really liked the information on auto insurance! I have my own auto insurance blog if you would like to come and see what I have on mine! Also, may I put a link to this blog of yours on mine?

     

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