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Category: Brakes

Why QBE put the brakes on its smart driving unit

QBE Insurance Group has quietly paused a five year-old old program that used in-car sensors to track and rate customers speed, braking and acceleration, offering them reduced premiums if they were deemed to be a safer driver. The comprehensive car insurance product called “Insurance Box” was launched by QBE in 2013 and was the country’s…

Should We Pump the Brakes on Jimmy Garoppolo and San Francisco 49ers?

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press The San Francisco 49ers were two very different teams in 2017. After a nightmarish 0-8 start, general manager John Lynch acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots. A dream run of five straight victories to close the season—including three over playoff teams—followed soon after. That winning streak lifted Garoppolo’s record…