In 2013, 96% of every new car sold in the United States came with a black box, and as of Sept.
1, 2014, every new vehicle must have one installed.
You can also check your car’s manual.
If you’re buying a car from a dealership, they have to tell you if the car has a black box.
Is a black box a good idea?
Black boxes are supposed to use GPS to monitor ‘good’ and ‘bad’ driving. If people are monitored speeding, braking suddenly and accelerating, or even driving at night, they can be classed as a bad driver, which could put the price up or cause the policy to be cancelled.
Where is the black box in a car?
Black Box Car Insurance uses a clever type of technology known as telematics. To do this, your insurer will need to install a black box device within your car. This is usually about the size of a matchbox, and is typically installed behind the dashboard and out of sight.
What does a black box show?
Black box insurance (also called telematics) is car insurance where a small box is fitted to your car. The black box measures various aspects of how, when and where you drive. This data can be used to calculate a personalised renewal quote, or in services like the Accident Alert and Theft Recovery.
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