Allianz and Marmalade extend their telematics partnership with Connected Car platform

Allianz has extended its telematics partnership with young driver telematics provider Marmalade.

Allianz is already Marmalade’s insurer. As part of the new deal, Marmalade will be able to use Allianz’s global Connected Car platform.

The Connected Car platform will give Marmalade more detailed customer data, a new app and portal and new ways for customers to interact digitally.

It will have access to better claims data and access to more Allianz Internet of Things (IoT) offerings. Allianz claims it will provide Marmalade with a more “cost effective” value chain.

Allianz’s Connected Car platform is live in multiple countries and has collected over 14bn km of driving data.

Allianz smart technology manager, James Tucker commented: “The partnership with Marmalade demonstrates our commitment to digitalisation and using new technologies to provide a better customer experience. We are really excited to be their new telematics service provider and the quality of the collaboration between both organisations means the Allianz platform has been tailored to meet Marmalade’s exact needs.

He added: “The expertise of the Allianz Group has spanned different countries and we believe the telematics solution provides a unique insight into the data that will ultimately benefit the customer as we’ll be able to underwrite with an even greater degree of accuracy.”

Marmalade operations director Ian Graham added: “This new depth to our relationship with Allianz is going to have a real impact internally and externally. The Marmalade team will benefit from streamlined processes as well as better data and customer insight to inform our business strategy, and our young drivers will be empowered with self-fitted telematics boxes and a more sophisticated app and portal to monitor their journeys. We know that telematics works to keep drivers safe and allows us to offer the lowest premiums possible, so we’re continuously adapting to ensure that our products represent the cutting edge in black box technology.”