According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there were 6.1 million car crashes in 2014, resulting in 2.3 million people injured and over 32,000 fatalities. NHTSA reports the total annual cost of accidents to be nearly $900 billion. But what are the potential costs to you if you get in a crash?

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The ecosystem around the automotive industry is changing at an unprecedented rate as more vehicles are being connected with after-market solutions and embedded technology. Consumers are becoming more technologically savvy about their new car search and the competition is more nimble in leveraging digital technology to capture prospects early in the sales cycle.

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Crash Detection: Why Reliability Matters

  • March 5, 2018
  • Scott at LoJack
Crash Dectection

In a previous post, we talked about the “day-to-day” business costs of collisions and other accidents, and how crash detection can save both money and lives. In this post, we’ll explore the importance of reliability in crash detection algorithms. Intense competition among insurers, downward price pressure and a wealth of companies to choose from, have

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The Connected Car: The Future’s Benefits, Today

  • January 10, 2018
  • Scott at LoJack
Connected Car Benefits Today

Today’s connected cars are equipped with Internet access that lets them transmit data about their own health, location and usage, and often provide wireless local area networking to the occupants.

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It might not seem obvious unless it happens to you, but the distinction between a joyrider and a professional thief is very important. Although two types of thief might use similar techniques, the crucial difference is intent: the joyrider never means to permanently deprive you of your vehicle.  Cars stolen by joyriders are often found

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Ransomware Coming to IoT and Connected Cars?

  • February 23, 2017
  • Scott at LoJack

Ransomware is a new concept that may be coming to a smart home device or a connected car near you.  The concept of holding something for ransom isn’t new, but holding a car, or your smart home is.  With a growing number of smart home devices and vehicles that are connected to the internet, they

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More drivers than ever before are aware of connected vehicle innovations, and are conscious of these innovations when purchasing vehicles. The industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Bloomberg recently reported that “Internet-connected cars and other everyday products have become the fastest-growing part of the U.S. wireless industry.” As the popularity of connected cars continues to grow,

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New methods of car theft no longer a mystery

  • January 4, 2017
  • Scott at LoJack

The methods of car theft have long remained the same throughout the years. The public has often been warned that vehicles left running to warm up in the winter are easy targets for theft, as are cars parked away from street lights. But as technology changes, thieves are now moving past crimes of convenience and

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