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Kia America Joins LexisNexis Telematics Exchange to Offer Personalized Driving Scores to Kia Connect Customers

Connected vehicle data allows eligible Kia drivers to be more informed about driving habits and access more personalized insurance premiums

ATLANTA, GA / IRVINE, CA (February 8, 2024)LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a leading provider of data and analytics for the insurance and automotive industries, and Kia America, Inc. (“Kia”) today announced they have entered into a strategic agreement making Kia connected vehicle data available to U.S. auto insurers via the LexisNexis® Telematics Exchange. Connectivity has been at the core of improving the driving experience for Kia. Now taking it one step further, this integration will allow eligible customers who have enrolled in Kia Connect Services to opt in to share their driving behavior data to receive a personalized driving experience and to be more informed drivers.

The agreement between LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Kia means that driving behavior data and vehicle data from eligible Kia connected vehicles will be integrated into the LexisNexis Telematics Exchange. The Exchange is a source-agnostic platform for telematics-based driving behavior data and vehicle insights that has the ability to bring insurance carriers together with automotive manufacturers (OEMs) and other third-party telematics service providers to help improve the car ownership experience for their shared consumer. The data from eligible Kia vehicles will be used to create a personalized driving score for participating Kia Connect drivers along with feedback on factors that impact their score the most, delivered directly via the Kia Access smartphone app.

“With Kia’s strategic relationship, the LexisNexis Telematics Exchange includes automakers representing 46% of new market car sales,” said Adam Hudson, vice president and general manager, U.S. Connected Car and International Markets, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “The Telematics Exchange enables both drivers and carriers to benefit from the wealth of data available from today’s connected cars. Today’s announcement signifies the value LexisNexis Risk Solutions brings to the insurance and automotive industries by delivering market-leading data-powered solutions that ensure a better, more personalized customer experience throughout the insurance lifecycle.”

For Kia drivers, this integration brings myriad benefits, including a better understanding of their driving behaviors along with the ability to take advantage of these behaviors when shopping with an insurer using LexisNexis® Telematics OnDemand at new business and renewal. Meanwhile, insurance carriers gain access to telematics solutions driven by a data-rich exchange that helps enhance cost-effectiveness and improve segmentation, score quality and risk assessment accuracy, as well as customer loyalty.

“Working with LexisNexis Risk Solutions allows Kia to continuously improve the customer experience for our drivers,” said Steven Center, COO & EVP, Kia America, Inc. “By joining the LexisNexis Telematics Exchange, Kia is now able to offer data-driven insights to our drivers that allow them to better understand their behaviors on the road and benefit from the opportunity for usage-based insurance discounts, for customers who choose to participate. We’re pleased to be able to continually enhance our market offerings thanks to the advantages of the LexisNexis Risk Solutions platform.”

LexisNexis Risk Solutions offers exchange-based solutions and advanced analytics, including LexisNexis Telematics OnDemand and its next-generation LexisNexis® Drive Metrics scores, which allow insurers to seamlessly leverage driving behavior insights during the insurance shopping process at the point of quote, as well as at underwriting and renewal. For more information, visit the LexisNexis Telematics Exchange webpage and learn more about our expanding LexisNexis Risk Solutions suite of Connected Car offerings for automakers and insurers.

About Kia America, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys. Kia is recognized as one of the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2023. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles sold through a network of over 775 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America*.

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*The Sportage (excludes HEV and PHEV models), Sorento (excludes HEV and PHEV models), and Telluride are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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.

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Annalysce Baker
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Insurance and Connected Car