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General Motors Launches Use-Based Auto Insurance With OnStar Vehicle Data

General Motors Co. on Wednesday launched an auto insurance program with the help of its OnStar subsidiary, joining a growing field of companies hoping to cash in on the vast amounts of data generated by increasingly automated and connected cars. …

Insurer Offers Standalone Cyber App to Thwart Network Shutdowns, Reduce Delayed Reporting

A new mobile app released by Chubb promises to reduce delays in reporting cyber incidents, offering a work around in cases where hackers shut down whole networks. The Cyber Alert mobile application allows 24/7 reporting for commercial cyber customers in …

App’s Sensors Can Warn Drivers of Obstacles, Hard Braking Ahead

Drivers in San Francisco, Manhattan and Tel Aviv may soon have another safety tool at their disposal: a mobile app that alerts them to dangers ahead in the road. Nexar Ltd., an Israeli startup whose app records video from a …

New Hampshire Introduces Emergency Alert Mobile App

The New Hampshire Department of Safety has started a mobile app that notifies users in their area of accidents, hazardous weather and other emergencies. The NH Alerts app provides warnings via an audible alert. The user can determine the frequency …

Navigation App Helps New Mexico Balloon Fiesta Pilots

Like invisible roadblocks, altitude restrictions clutter the skies above Albuquerque. The ground is its own mine field, with utility towers, busy roadways and plots of restricted land. Finding the sweet spot has become a complicated ballet for the hundreds of …

State Farm Enhances Claims Reporting App with Object Recognition Technology

State Farm has added object recognition technology to their Pocket Agent app to make submitting an auto claim via a mobile device easier and simplify the claims process. This new technology reduces the need for typing by using the mobile …

New Mobile App Offers Superstorm Sandy Boardwalk Stories

A new GPS-based app is telling the story about the damage done by Superstorm Sandy to Seaside Park and the work that continues to get back to normal. NJ.com reports that the “Boardwalk Stories from Sandy” app launched last week. …

App Developed to Aid Emergency Responders Crisis Communications

A mobile app from a law enforcement technology firm could soon allow emergency responders from different agencies to communicate seamlessly with each other in a crisis for the first time, sharing files and conducting impromptu conference calls. BlueLine Grid’s applications …

Mobile App Demonstrates Hurricane Effects on Virginia Homes

A mobile application and website created by Old Dominion University is designed to encourage tourists and residents in southeastern Virginia to evacuate during a major hurricane. The Hurricane Evacuation Encouragement Demonstrator allows users to type in their home address and …

Direct Auto Insurance Introduces Mobile App and Text Message Payment

Nashville-based Direct Auto Insurance unveiled two new mobile device capabilities that can help customers monitor their driving habits, potentially save money on their auto insurance and make paying their insurance premiums more convenient. The free DirectDrive app for iOS and …