NEW YORK — Risk-management solutions provider Assurant announced its Global Automotive business has piloted a launch of Pocket Drive by Assurant, a device designed to enable dealers and their customers to benefit from a vehicle’s data and mobile connectivity.

Pocket Drive was designed into a vehicle’s OBD-II port and collects a wealth of insights and communicates them via a mobile device app. A dealer version empowers owners to modernize their operations and create a more streamlined customer experience. A consumer-based version offers customers a ”safer, simpler, and smarter” way to drive, executives said.

“We leveraged our expertise in vehicles and connected devices to offer revenue, efficiency and cost saving opportunities to dealers, while making vehicle ownership easier and safer for consumers,” said Chad Ammons, vice president of global strategy and innovation in Assurant’s Global Auto business. “Pocket Drive also can enhance customer loyalty by providing easy, one-touch access to the dealer service center as well as insights and incentives designed to decrease service attrition.”

Visit Assurant at Booth 1413S at NADA Show 2019.

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