Mercury makes usage-based insurance app available in Virginia

“Mercury Insurance wants to leverage technology to make driving safer, and we also want to reward drivers for being cautious behind the wheel,” said Mike Dawdy, director of product management at Mercury Insurance. “MercuryGO is an intuitive and easy-to-use app that helps you stay safe in the driver’s seat, and it puts money back in your bank account.”

The app generates a driving skill score that is calculated based on categories closely associated with car crashes: excessive speeding, hard braking, distracted driving and road type.

Mercury’s technology partner, Cambridge Mobile Analytics (CMT), is the world’s largest smartphone telematics provider. CMT

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