NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As the evolution of personal transportation accelerates, Allstate today announced its membership in the Intelligent Car Coalition (ICC), a group dedicated to creating a safer, more efficient transportation system with autonomous and other advanced technologies.
Allstate views ICC as a group of like thinkers addressing issues of data access and ownership, safety, and liability concerns who can come together to shape the future of personal transportation.
"The way people get from point A to point B is constantly changing, and we're changing with them," said Don Civgin, president of Allstate Service Businesses. "We're leaning into the change in the personal transportation system because we see it as the single biggest opportunity to create economic wealth for everybody in America."
Allstate is a leader in advancing the conversation to help create a more efficient, safer personal transportation system. Their data and telematics knowledge brings a unique viewpoint that will strengthen the ICC's ability to move the discussion forward on protecting America's drivers in the future.
"The new transportation ecosystem relies on vital technologies such as advanced data, sensors, infrastructure, automation and connectivity," said ICC Executive Director Catherine McCullough. "Allstate has been serving consumers in transportation for decades, and its expertise in policy conversations about these technologies will help us shape thoughtful solutions to make this ecosystem more beneficial for society."
McCullough will moderate an upcoming panel session at SXSW titled Crowdsourcing the Safety Benefits of New Mobility. Allstate's Civgin will join her and other founding members of the coalition to discuss how to improve the overall driving experience. Civgin leads Allstate's Service Businesses, which include its car-sharing initiative; Allstate Dealer Services; Arity; Allstate Roadside Services; and Answer Financial. These units focus on enhancing a customer's driving experience through connected technology and telematics data, which can make transportation safer and more personalized.