BlackBerry Radar to be used for insurance products

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Updated Jun 14, 2018
The Blackberry Radar platform uses a self-contained unit with internal sensors.The Blackberry Radar platform uses a self-contained unit with internal sensors.

BlackBerry Limited and DMC Insurance have partnered to develop insurance-based products and services using near real-time data from BlackBerry Radar such as vehicle location, route and mileage, temperature, humidity, door status, and cargo load state.

“The DMC Management Team averages over 30 years of experience in providing insurance for the transportation industry,” said Joe DeVito, chief executive of DMC. “As a leader in this space, we strive to design products which take advantage of the latest technology for the benefit of our customers. BlackBerry Radar is exactly what we were looking for.”

“Our partnership with DMC reinforces the value BlackBerry Radar brings to the transportation market,” said Sandeep Chennakeshu, president of BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “By being able to access valuable, near real-time information, motor carriers can optimize their costs of risk and improve their return on investment.”

The BlackBerry Radar device installs in minutes and provides near real-time information on an online dashboard. BlackBerry says the Radar product collects up to 100 times more data than conventional GPS-based track and trace systems, and uses the information to build a visualization of a customer’s assets for safety, security, and regulatory compliance.