Car Insurance Companies Have Always Been At War With High Prices

A few of the big insurance companies (Progressive, we're looking at you) have been experimenting with high-tech on-board devices to monitor their customer's driving habits for a few years now. But telematics have finally entered the picture, allowing on-the-fly uploading of driver information, vs the previous systems… » 6/26/08 1:30pm 6/26/08 1:30pm

Progressive Automotive X Prize Officially Announced

Today in the Javits Center during the 2008 New York Auto Show, X Prize Foundation President Dr. Peter Diamandis, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced Progressive will be the corporate sponsor of the long stewing Automotive X prize. The Progressive Automotive X Prize will award $10 million to the… » 3/20/08 3:45pm 3/20/08 3:45pm

One Man's Quest To Get Oversight For Insurance Company Repair Programs

We like to think our skills as automotive wonks are fairly well-honed, but Mr. Eversman at AutoMuse makes us and our little Rules Of The Road feature look amateurish. If you'll remember, he was the one who brought the Allstate repair case to our attention. Now he's taking aim at the "direct repair" or "concierge"… » 3/07/08 1:15pm 3/07/08 1:15pm