ATLANTA — LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, the leading data, analytics and technology provider for the insurance industry, has created the first purpose-driven Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and vehicle safety classification system for auto insurance pricing and claims analysis. The new classification system helps insurers break down barriers through access to relevant data and insights from automakers’ ADAS features. It will be leveraged in the soon-to-be released LexisNexis® Vehicle Build, a solution that identifies and categorizes specific ADAS equipped features at the VIN-level, enabling insurers to establish the differences in risk profile associated with these features.Highlights:
Among new U.S. vehicles, 92.7% have at least one ADAS feature available as an option, according to SBD Automotive. Other safety feature classification systems may categorize features into just ‘Active’ or ‘Passive’ groups, but the new LexisNexis ADAS classification system, also uses myriad ADAS descriptors used by car manufacturers and groups those features by their specific purpose. This classification not only provides carriers with an understanding of the purpose of fifty plus ADAS features, but also draws relationships between them that are lost in other classification systems published to date.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions uses machine learning to logically sequence and classify vehicle safety features and components for insurance carriers, enabling insurers to more easily establish differences in the risk profile associated with these ADAS features and incorporate those differences into pricing and claims workflows. The company has extensive experience in this area, having normalized close to 2 million driving violations descriptions from over a hundred unique data sources into easily ingestible categories, now considered the insurance industry standard.
“There is a need to normalize or standardize the different features from auto manufacturers and deliver the data seamlessly to insurers for use in their workflows," said Tanner Sheehan, Senior Director, Auto Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “This challenge is a huge opportunity for us as ADAS features become more advanced with the move toward higher levels of vehicle autonomy and vast volumes of associated data. Over the last few years, we have been developing vehicle-centric solutions to enable insurers to adapt to increasingly sophisticated vehicles. This classification heightens the quality of our products by providing another layer of granularity and it provides insurers with the insights they need for more accurate rating and an improved customer experience.”
A global team of experts at LexisNexis Risk Solutions developed this proprietary classification for the benefit of insurers. U.S. insurers can request additional information on the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Vehicle Build ADAS classification system today. LexisNexis will be launching this classification system for European insurers soon.
About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data, sophisticated analytics platforms and technology solutions to provide insights that help businesses across multiple industries and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information, please visit LexisNexis Risk Solutions and RELX.
Editor’s Note: A 2017 study by LexisNexis Risk Solutions found that most car buyers don’t seek out advanced safety and connectivity features in new cars, however 76 percent of connected car owners are pleased when they discover the benefits of having and using them in their vehicles, and that safety is a motivation for using them.