ICBC's Techpilot project needs drivers like you to explore how technology can make driving safer. Complete various driving challenges to increase your chance at up to $250 in gift card rewards. The safer your driving, the more rewards you can earn.
You can sign up to participate if you have a smartphone with a data plan and you:
You'll also need access to a vehicle. If you aren't driving your own vehicle, ICBC will let the owner (or lessee) know that you'll be using their vehicle for Techpilot.
Telematics technology collects and transmits data about individual vehicles, kind of like a fitness tracker for your car. ICBC created Techpilot to determine — with help from new B.C. drivers — if this technology affects driving behaviours and reduces crashes.
As a participant, you'll be asked to install a small telematics device in the vehicle you're driving, download a smartphone app and pair them. Then, all you need to do is drive to work, school or anywhere else you'd normally go — the device and app do the rest (without ever distracting you). The app uses approximately 50MB of data per month, or the equivalent of a 30-second YouTube video.
For one year, the telematics device and your smartphone gather data on things like distance, speed and braking. You get feedback on your driving and the chance for up to $250 in gift card rewards: the better your driving, the more rewards you're eligible for.
Your participation will not affect existing insurance policies, premiums, the status of your driver's license, or other transactions, such as claims, during and any time after the project. All geolocation data is anonymized after seven days.
All of the information you provide or that is created in the Techpilot project is collected, stored and used in accordance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA").
Our privacy terms and conditions outline what information and data are collected and created, how and where they are stored, and how they'll be used in the Techpilot project.
Techpilot project page for more information.
Submit your application and we'll let you know if you qualify. The Techpilot project officially begins in fall 2019.
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