US-based insurance firm Nationwide has partnered with insurtech Samsara to offer video telematics to its excess and surplus (E&S) customers with 11 or more commercial trucks.
Under the partnership, Nationwide will provide the E&S customers with Samsara’s AI-based video telematics solution and fleet management software at a subsidised cost.
This video telematics solution is said to offer commercial truckers protection against costly hazards outside their control and enhance fleet management.
It features inward- and outward-facing dash cameras to enable in-cab feedback for the drivers. These internet-connected cameras also support Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features and auto-upload all incident footage to the cloud.
In addition to video capabilities, real-time GPS fleet tracking and vehicle diagnostics are offered by Samsara’s solution. The customers are also offered a Mobile Driver App with Electronic Logging Device (ELD) data for routing and messaging.
NationwideE&S Commercial Autovice president Gary Flaherty said: “As we continue to listen to our members and partners, we know that our trucking clients seek innovative solutions to protect their drivers, their trucks, their reputations and ultimately, their livelihoods.
“This new capability will bring needed protection and ease to these clients to defend against outside hazards and learn from operational insights that translate to their bottom lines.”
Nationwide is working with Samsarafor development of a commercialised product for the non-fleet market with 10 or less commercial trucks. The company expects to launch the new solution at the end of this year.
Earlier this year, Nationwide partnered with Toyota to launch user-based insurance (UBI) solution for Toyota connected cars.