PSA : Toyota Privacy Invasion

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by jeminy9, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Salamander_King

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    I can't remember which insurance company was doing this, maybe All State or State Farm? But a member of the forum posted his insurance company sent him transponder to be installed on his car to monitor his driving record for a while like 30 days. The transponder will record driving habits, speed, stop and go, distance, etc, and data is sent to the company to be analyzed. If your record shows good and safe driving habits, then you qualify for a discounted rate.
     
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    we're with amica, heart, mind and soul. but they don't have anything like that. i think it's a good idea. we do get good driver discounts, based on tickets and accidents only.
     
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    Amica too:).

    We're all in with them too;).

    The wife's family has been with them for over 40 years, and no issues(y).
     
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    I was with State Farm. They had a deal where if you set up the transponder in your vehicle you immediately got a 15% discount.
    After that, you could get further discounts depending upon your driving habits.

    I also liked the immediate feedback. Kind of like the mpg rating on the Prius :)
     
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    Progressive is the one I remember doing an ad campaign for it. I've used the program with Liberty. It was for 3 months, and it can be done with a smart phone app instead of a plug in transponder now.
     
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    Sound like TIMS has several business partners to sell the driving data to. ;)
     
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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    And yet people have no problem with Google or Apple collecting data because they demand CarPlay or AndroidAuto.


    ^ yeah. They can use that data to improve PED or their PCS or their LKA/LTA/LDW.

    Tesla is collecting everything. Even if you touch the wiper stalk (S/X) or manually wipe (Model 3), that data is sent to Tesla.

    They’re ok when I tried to cancel but they will call every time you listen to SiriusXM during the free trial.
     
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    The attached files are from Toyotaowners.com. If I click through I would have consented to the data collection for insurance purposes. I am guessing the experience is not uniform. Usage-based Insurance -1.JPG Usage-based Insurance -2.JPG
     
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