The relationship with new technologies and insurtech is now fundamental for security operators facing a major technological and cultural evolution. An example of this change is the black box: a device that records speed, acceleration, driving style and all the data relating to what happened immediately before and after a road accident, reducing the cost of insurance and providing a number of benefits from the data it collects.
Installation will be mandatory from May 2022 for new cars, and from 2024 for older models. The aim is to identify more precisely who is responsible for accidents, not least by reconstructing what happened (speed, acceleration, impact), but there is a great deal of potential for using the data stored and disseminated by connected cars, enabling a variety of services, affecting several parties and changing not only road safety specifically but mobility in general.
What does the future hold? A future in which road safety data will increasingly be part of an integrated ecosystem. Infrastructure managers, for example, will be able to rely on up-to-date data collected in the field to understand the state of wear and tear on roads, and local and central government will be able to determine through concrete figures where and why new structures need to be built based on real requirements and traffic.
Within this new paradigm, we are certain that the involvement of the private sector, also in terms of opportunities for innovation, will be increasingly important.