ingenie wins Telematics Champion of the Year
Yup, that's a big one.
Any title with the word 'champion' in it is pretty good but as telematics is the core of ingenie as a brand, awards don't get much better than this.
Our entry for Telematics Champion of the Year was our approach to helping young drivers improve with feedback on their driving style - and we were very keen to get the gong.
A grand night out at The Grange
Last Thursday, a selection of ingenie people from across the company made a trip up to London, to attend the Insurance Times Tech Awards at The Grange near St Paul's cathedral.
As a company built on cool technology, it was great to be in the running for an award that recognises exciting innovation in tech. Although we only kicked off ingenie 4 years ago, we've continually evolved our technology as we've learned more and more about young drivers.
Katey, Anna, Honor, Stuart, Owen, Luke, Chris and Alisha (and Laura behind the camera) from ingenie
What the judges said about ingenie's entry
This was a really impressive in-house development that improved road safety and champions responsible driving with some very positive results that ultimately saves lives.
Insurance Times Tech Awards panel
What Telematics Champion means to us
We've collected data on more than 500 million driver miles since we launched and the important part is what we do with it all.
The data lets us give individual drivers feedback so they can improve their driving and stay safe on the road - and it's taught us a lot about how young people drive. Spoiler: a lot of young drivers are safe and do deserve to pay less for their insurance.
We launched the ingenie Young Driver Report last year to summarise our findings, and have since given the the government detailed evidence that telematics can lower the rate of young driver crashes. Not long after, the Department for Transport announced that it would be launching its own study, which ingenie pledged to support.
All this data also lets us identify drivers who need more help, so our Driver Behaviour Unit can get in touch and work with them to avoid a crash. It's what we do every day, and this award is a huge achievement for every single part of the business - we're all committed to being a champion for our customers.
And that's why we all got to go home early on Friday afternoon. Hooray!
Customer service manager Stuart collecting our award