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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF., Jan. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, at NADA Show 2019, Mojio – the leading technology platform and SaaS provider for connected cars – announced that it has collaborated with Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) – the global provider of risk management solutions – to co-develop Pocket Drive, a comprehensive connected vehicle solution for automotive dealers and their customers. Today’s announcement is the first outcome of the strategic investment and ongoing collaboration between Mojio and Assurant that was announced in September 2018.
Led by Assurant’s Global Automotive business, the co-development of Pocket Drive was founded on an agile, data-driven approach that combines Mojio’s expertise in delivering highly-reviewed connected car services for major Mobile Network Operators like Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile US, with Assurant’s deep experience in the automotive dealership and vehicle protection industries.
“Today’s announcement is yet another demonstration of the critical role of strategic partnerships in shaping the future of the automotive industry,” said Kenny Hawk, Mojio CEO. “In only 4 months, our collaboration has accelerated from investment, to concept, to pilot, and we are now ready to support industry adoption of Pocket Drive. We look forward to growing our strategic relationship with Assurant to usher in a new era of intelligent vehicle protection services.”
The Pocket Drive device plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port and communicates a wealth of insights via Mojio’s cloud platform to the Pocket Drive app, which was designed and developed by Mojio. The app offers customers a wide range of features and integrated services that enable a smarter, simpler and safer way to drive.
Research from Assurant found that more than three out of four respondents (77 percent) affirmed that they would find a vehicle service contract more appealing if Pocket Drive was included as part of the offering. The majority (64 percent) of respondents also agreed that the app would improve the image of the dealer who offers it, and 73 percent said Pocket Drive would keep them more connected with their dealer service center.
“Pocket Drive makes vehicle ownership smarter, simple and safer for consumers,” said Chad Ammons, vice president of global strategy and innovation in Assurant’s Global Auto business. “With strategic alignment and complementary strengths, Assurant and Mojio are well-positioned to fuel a win-win scenario for dealers and drivers around the globe.”
For more information about Pocket Drive, please visit www.mypocketdrive.com.
Scalable, secure and hardware-agnostic, Mojio is the cloud platform and SaaS provider of choice for automakers and mobile network operators looking to build profitable connected car services. Mojio’s platform solutions and mobile apps deliver a smarter, safer and more convenient car ownership experience for the global driving community. With real-world data gathered from more than 7 billion miles of driving, Mojio provides a big data analytics framework that uses machine learning to generate actionable insights, unlocking the next generation of revenue streams for companies throughout the automotive value chain.
Founded in 2012, Mojio has growing teams in Silicon Valley, Vancouver and Sofia, and has some of the world’s biggest brands as customers, investors and partners, including Amazon, Assurant, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft, SAP and T-Mobile. Mojio is a career-accelerator for driven tech professionals looking to shape the future of mobility. To learn more about joining our team, please visit Mojio’s careers page.
Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a global provider of risk management solutions, protecting where consumers live and the goods they buy. A Fortune 500 company, Assurant focuses on the housing and lifestyle markets, and is among the market leaders in mobile device protection and related services; extended service contracts; vehicle protection products; pre-funded funeral insurance; renters insurance; and lender-placed homeowners insurance. Assurant has a market presence in 21 countries, while its Assurant Foundation works to support and improve communities. Learn more at assurant.com or on Twitter @AssurantNews.
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