Testing of the telematics smartphone app has led to the launch date being pushed back

The launch of telematics price comparison site Wejo, due to go live this month, has been delayed with the company yet to announce a launch date.

Insurance Times first revealed plans for the new aggregator in May, but testing of the app that will provide the telematics technology for the price comparison site has led to delays.

A Wejo spokesman said: “We have a radical proposition here, one that will shake up the motor insurance market.

“To that end, we’re making sure every element is fine-tuned before we launch to the general public. We’ve been doing extensive real-world testing of the first version of the app, exploring some exciting new elements.

“Slight delays at this stage of development are part and parcel of start-up, tech-led businesses. But we’re looking forward to unveiling what we’ve been working on later this autumn, starting with the fleet version and then the full consumer offering.”

Wejo aims to take telematics into the mainstream market with an aggregator site that offers discounts of up to 35% on policies, as well as money off at petrol stations, coffee shops and car parks.

The offers will be accessed by consumers by downloading and installing a free Wejo app on their Android or iOS smartphones.

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