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LexisNexis Connected Car Team Secures 6th Telematics Patent and 60% Global Coverage

‘A safe pair of hands as connected car services evolve’


ATLANTA and LONDON – Demonstrating its significant investment in data and technologies to support new connected car services globally, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, leading provider of data, analytics and technology, has secured its 6th telematics and connected car-related patent[i]

The patents[ii] cover technologies developed by the business to ingest, analyze, normalize, store and distribute connected car data and now cover 60% of the world’s vehicle production[iii]. The LexisNexis Connected Car team uses this innovation to help insurers and motor manufacturers offer products that encourage safer driving and enable drivers to be rated for insurance based on true driving behavior.

Paul Stacy, R&D Director and Director of Automotive Development, EMEA, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions and recipient of the newest patent said: “While this latest patent focuses on identifying the severity of collisions using connected car data from any number of data sources, all of our patents reinforce technology leadership and understanding of connected car data. We’re building on a 30-year history as a trusted custodian of consumer data, providing valuable reassurance for insurers and auto manufacturers as we enter a world in which vehicle, consumer and behavioral data will all come into play.

“As technology has evolved, we have pushed our capabilities further to help: reduce costs, enhance data accuracy, and enable drivers to benefit from their driving data. 

“This is key for the future of mobility - drivers have the opportunity to benefit from their driving data and to shop around for insurance using their driving score. Our data, advanced analytics and ecosystem, including the LexisNexis® Telematics Exchange, are helping automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and insurance providers join forces to deliver a positive consumer experience as usage based insurance (UBI) becomes a mass market offering as part of the connected car.”

Covering the US, UK, Europe and China, the newest patent award is the latest addition to the LexisNexis Risk Solutions growing connected car patent portfolio which includes more than eleven granted and pending patent applications for the US as well as India and Brazil.

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.




[i] US Patent No. 090878080 Euro Patent No. 0870878008

[ii] The LexisNexis Risk Solutions patent portfolio covers a related spectrum of features including:

  • Vehicle and user operational data monitoring through proprietary on-board technology in communication with users’ smartphones – connecting consumer devices with the vehicle HUD unit
  • Driver identification analytics that identifies drivers using telematics data – this is used in the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Driver Signature™ technology and the aggregation of driver behaviour scores to evaluate driver safety.
  • Modules for monitoring vehicle usage and vehicle sensor data
  • Selective filtering of telematics data for sending to remote servers to conserve bandwidth
  • Real-time vehicle operation feedback to improve safety and to help improve driving habits

[iii] OICA - International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers

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