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iPhone & Android accident reporting

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:38 pm
by MSI
Q: I see where some of the Auto Insurance companies are providing iPhone & Android accident reporting. Are there any non-insurance providers of this service?

A: For years software vendors have been providing software for the electronic reporting of accidents to police. It is why you see all police cars now with notebook computers.
So i expect that iphone and android software vendors are also adding the ability to text/email accident reports (of course AFTER you have dialed 911 and the collision site is stabilized!).
A quick check reveals insurers like Travelers have iphone/android applications to walk folks through the accident reporting/etc process. This of course reduces the need for phone time and people to man the phone lines and it is also tuning in to the new segment of society that does everything on their phones!