Hastings Direct and Cambridge Mobile Telematics Announce Partnership Renewal

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024, Cambridge, MA—Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s largest telematics service provider, and Hastings Direct, a leading provider of insurance broking services to the UK private car, van, motorbike and home insurance markets, today announced that they’ve renewed their partnership.

“CMT and Hastings Direct have a great working relationship. We’ve been able to create a product in YouDrive that allows customers to reduce the cost of their insurance by sharing their driving data with us in a simple way. Many good drivers across the UK should pay less for their car insurance and we want to make this happen by giving customers a simple way to getting a price based on their driving behaviours.” said ​​Rami Kowatli, Commercial Director – Telematics at Hastings Direct. “With this renewal, we’ll continue leveraging CMT’s technology to enhance the experience and pricing for our customers.” 

Launched in 2020, the YouDrive programme utilizes CMT’s DriveWell Fusion® platform, transforming sensor data from smartphones and IoT devices into actionable driving insights through artificial intelligence. The programme uses real-time driving data to encourage safer driving by offering incentives like reduced insurance premiums and other discounts. By driving safely, drivers get the price they deserve.

“During one of the most challenging economic downturns in decades, YouDrive has been crucial not just for making insurance more affordable, allowing more drivers to secure coverage, but for improving road safety,” said William V. Powers, Co-Founder & CEO at CMT. “We’re excited to continue helping Hastings Direct reduce road risk across the UK.”

YouDrive evaluates customers’ driving styles. If a customer drives safely, they can get a great price on day one and at their next renewal. YouDrive customers continue getting great prices every year on the programme — as long as they continue to drive safely. 

About Hastings Direct

Hastings Direct is a fast growing, agile, data and digitally focused provider or insurance broking services to the UK private car, van, motorbike and home insurance markets, with  3.5 million live customer policies and employing over 3,300 colleagues at sites in Bexhill, Leicester, London, and including homeworkers. 

For more information about Hastings Direct YouDrive and Hastings Group please visit:

YouDrive | Hastings Direct

About Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) is the world’s largest telematics service provider. Its mission is to make the world’s roads and drivers safer. The company’s AI-driven platform, DriveWell® Fusion, gathers sensor data from millions of IoT devices — including smartphones, proprietary Tags, connected vehicles, dashcams, and third-party devices — and fuses them with contextual data to create a unified view of vehicle and driver behavior. Auto insurers, automakers, commercial mobility companies, and the public sector use insights from CMT’s platform to power risk assessment, safety, claims, and driver improvement programs. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with offices in Budapest, Chennai, Seattle, Tokyo, and Zagreb, CMT measures and protects tens of millions of drivers worldwide daily.