State Farm Seeks Motorists To Test Driving Habits Tracking App
The insurance company is offering the first 5000 people to sign up and participate a $50 Visa gift card. There are a few caveats though. Participants will need an Android based smartphone to download the app and have to drive a minimum of 500 miles over a period of 25 days. Those days need not be consecutive but must take place within the four month test period.
Progressive Insurance already has a similar product called Snapshot, which is not a phone app but plugs into the diagnostic port of the car. Drivers supposedly get discounts for allowing Progressive to digitally look over their shoulder.
The main difference, according to GottaBeMobile is that Snapshot tracks the vehicle while RightLane will follow the driver.
But will motorists enjoy having their auto insurance company tracking their driving behavior? The jury is still out on that question.