According to the Continental Mobility Study 2018, motorists appreciate the potential benefits of their cars being connected to the Internet. A large majority of people in Germany, the U.S.A., China and Japan utilize offerings and services based on the digitalization and connectivity of vehicles. Traffic management systems such as navigation and guidance systems – including route recommendations and parking displays – are particularly popular.
But drivers are much more reluctant to share their driving behavior data with insurers. While around three quarters of respondents in China would be willing to do this, only around half of motorists in Japan and the U.S.A. would do so. The majority of respondents in Germany would not be willing to share their data with insurers: Only four out of ten drivers would be willing to do so, with this figure falling to three out of ten among motorists aged up to 30. The situation among young drivers in the U.S.A. is quite different: Two thirds would be willing to share their driving behavior data in order to gain favorable insurance schemes. The figure among Chinese motorists stands at 80 percent and, in Japan, at a good 50 percent.
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