IMS Announces Preferred Provider Relationship, Facilitating UBI Innovation

IMS’ connected car platform with Towers Watson’s industry expertise is a win-win for insurers adopting usage-based insurance

Waterloo, ON (Oct. 7, 2014) – Intelligent Mechatronic Systems, a leading connected car company, has announced that Towers Watson, a global professional services company, has designated IMS a preferred usage-based insurance (UBI) provider for their DriveAbility® clients.

This relationship leverages Towers Watson’s DriveAbility 2.0 score, an analytical scoring model of UBI data provided from IMS’ award-winning DriveSync® connected car platform. “Towers Watson has utilized the telematics data collected by IMS, combined with a database of insured losses from several insurers, and external data such as maps, road type and weather, to create a uniquely powerful segmentation tool,” said Robin Harbage, leader of Towers Watson’s UBI product delivery.

Participating drivers simply plug IMS’ DriveSync device directly into their vehicle to measure driving behavior, such as distance, time of day traveled, and vehicle braking and acceleration patterns. The benefits for drivers who opt in to these programs include potential decreases in auto insurance rates and access to sophisticated connected car services offered through IMS’ DriveSync platform.

“IMS’ strengths in connected car technology and complete UBI solutions, coupled with Towers Watson’s analytical expertise, bring a compelling offering to the auto insurance industry looking to rapidly deploy UBI programs to meet increasing customer demand,” affirmed Ben Dailey, U.S. Director of Sales and Business Development for IMS.

About Intelligent Mechatronic Systems

IMS is a leader in connected car technology that enables drivers to be safer, smarter and greener. The unique approach of converging in-car infotainment, automotive telematics and wireless technology has resulted in an impressive range of solutions. From insurance and government, to fleets and everyday drivers, IMS technology revolutionizes industries. For more information, visit

About Towers Watson

Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. The company offers consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Towers Watson has more than 14,000 associates around the world and is located on the web at

Source: Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc.