The app can now serve as a dash cam and submit footage of accidents directly to Aviva
Aviva has today added a free dash cam feature to it’s Drive app.
The app’s dash cam uses technology that automatically detects collisions using a motion reading from sensors on the smartphone.
Once a potential crash is detected, the dash cam – which otherwise records journeys in short, unsaved loops – pauses filming and saves the clip directly to the app.
Users can also manually save footage, with the ability to play recordings back or share them with their insurer via the clips section of the app.
Drivers can benefit from free dash cam technology via the Aviva Drive app, regardless of whether they hold an Aviva policy.
Blair Turnbull, Aviva’s managing director of digital and retail said: “Around 11 million motorists in the UK now use dash cams, with the technology becoming more affordable as it becomes more popular.
“Despite the widespread consensus of the benefits of dash cams however, there are still a number of motorists on the roads driving without one.
“Our dash cam feature of the Aviva Drive app goes one step further and offers all motorists access to this software for free, without the need for a new, physical gadget.
“We’re striving to make the claims process as easy and simple as possible and harnessing the power of technology such as dash cams to reduce complexity for consumers.
“Dash cams can act as an independent witness that is always on, with the video footage often proving vital in settling claims or in explaining any road incidents to police.
“We know that some things are tricky to explain, but the Aviva Drive app means that motorists can have the peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected should happen when travelling from A to B, it’s been captured on camera.”
Aviva only has access to dash cam footage if submitted by the user, with no effect on any insurance policy should it be withheld.