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The Norfolk & Dedham Group® Launches Smartphone Telematics Program with Cambridge Mobile Telematics

New safe-driving program incentivizes drivers with rewards and Family Sharing capabilities
November 15, 2018

DEDHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Norfolk & Dedham Group, a property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Dedham, Mass., has partnered with Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) to release N&DriveTM, a smartphone app designed to help customers improve their driving behaviors. N&Drive includes rewards and Family Sharing features that encourage sustained improvement in driving performance.

“Our commitment to the communities in which we live and work is at the heart of our investment in N&Drive,” said the Norfolk & Dedham Group’s chief operating officer, Victor Pepin. “With telematics proven to lead to sustained improvement in driving habits, we are excited to see the positive impact to our book of business. I have enjoyed using the app myself.”

Users earn rewards for safe driving that can be redeemed for gift cards to popular brands like Amazon, Starbucks, and Apple.

Family Sharing allows families to link their accounts to share driving scores, trip histories and locations. While families compete for the leaderboard, parents are armed with real data to coach their teens against aggressive and distracted driving habits.

“Long-term user engagement is critical for the success of Behavior Based Insurance telematics programs,” said Katherine Wellman, vice president of product at CMT. “We are excited to partner with Norfolk & Dedham to engage drivers with reward cards for safe behaviors, as well as family sharing to enable parents to coach their teens on safe driving.”

N&Drive records and scores trips based on key driving behaviors, including speeding, hard-braking, cornering, distraction and harsh acceleration. Users also receive personalized dashboards, score trends, trip details, driving trends across key behaviors and personalized driving tips.

N&Drive is currently only available to existing private passenger auto policyholders.

About The Norfolk & Dedham Group
The Norfolk & Dedham Group® is rated “A (Excellent)” by A.M. Best, the industry’s premier rating organization, and has been providing insurance solutions through local, independent agents since 1825.

About Cambridge Mobile Telematics
Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) makes roads and drivers safer around the world. Founded In 2010 by two MIT professors and experienced entrepreneurs, CMT pioneered telematics for behavior-based insurance (BBI) and deployed the first solution to provide both traditional vehicle-centric UBI and BBI. With over 35 customers in 20 countries, CMT has a proven record of changing driver behavior: an average reduction of 35 percent in phone distraction, 20 percent in hard braking, and 20 percent in at-risk speeding all within less than 30 days of using the program.

Corporate Ink for CMT
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