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New integrated 3G vehicle camera and claims handling service could halve claims costs

Intelligent Telematics has teamed up with Sopp+Sopp and Collision Management Systems to launch an integrated 3G vehicle camera and claims handling service that it says could reduce claim costs by as much as 50%.

Sopp+Sopp will monitor incident alerts 24 hours, 7 days a week

Sopp+Sopp will monitor incident alerts 24 hours, 7 days a week

The fleet solution will use immediate access to video evidence to minimise fraud, third-party overheads and liability disputes for vehicle operators across the UK.

The IT1000 3G vehicle camera will transmit high definition video and supporting data about a collision to a secure online portal within seconds. Sopp+Sopp will then proactively monitor these alerts 24 hours, 7 days a week, to provide driver support, manage any related claims and keep third-party costs to a minimum.

The solution uses a crash detection and false alert filtering system developed by recognised crash data specialists, Collision Management Systems. This will ensure crash alerts are immediately raised, while unnecessary ‘false alerts’ from events such as potholes and speed bumps are kept to a minimum.

Jamie Sopp, managing director at Sopp+Sopp, said: “There are many reasons why immediate crash notification is important for fleet operators, so this partnership with Intelligent Telematics offers an excellent opportunity to deliver a solution that meets fleet operator’s needs. Faster claims handling and liability resolution can increase brand protection and minimise unnecessary costs, while making it easier to detect and manage opportunistic and organised fraud. Meanwhile, a driver can be more effectively supported following a collision and the emergency services contacted faster should it be a serious incident.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.