The Year of Black Box Insurance

Share Article has predicted that telematics based pay-as-you-go car insurance will increase in popularity and sales during the year 2013. Over the previous year, more and more searches for ‘Black Box Insurance’ have been made on search engine websites like Google, and the trends are showing no signs of slowing down.

We’re extremely hopeful for the next year, and we hope that more people realise the benefits of switching to a pay-as-you-go system.

Since the year 2011, searches for ‘Black Box Insurance’ has risen by 400%, and while this new form of insurance may be frowned upon by some drivers, it’s certainly proving to be popular amongst the others. During 2013, it can only be expected that the search for Black Box insurance companies and comparison websites will increase, and that drivers, especially younger motorists, will focus their attention more on black box insurance than the standard variety.

Sam Merry, Director of, has said “We’ve seen more motorists turning to black box insurance over the past few years, and many of them like the idea of ‘pay-as-you-go’ insurance. We’re expecting to see many more younger drivers turn to this over the coming year. Most insurance companies will immediately judge younger drivers because of their lack of experience behind the wheel, but black box insurance will give them a fair test on their driving abilities. We’re extremely hopeful for the next year, and we hope that more people realise the benefits of switching to a pay-as-you-go system.”

Black Box Insurance is the new way of determining how much drivers should pay for their insurance. The standard system takes into account the driver’s age, gender, previous experience and driving history. However, black box insurance retrieves its results from more accurate factors. A small device, called a black box, is installed into the motorist’s vehicle, and will send information to the insurer; including average speed, time of driving, roads used and style of driving. Standard insurance focuses on general stats of the person, and how others like them will drive, whereas black box insurance differs from person to person and focuses a lot more on the actual driving skills a motorist has. is an online car insurance comparison company that focuses on black box insurance. They offer various different insurance companies, and also have a comprehensive guide to what black box insurance is, and the benefits it includes.

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