Progressive‘s patent involves a multivariate predictive system that processes usage-based data to underwrite insurance products. The system includes a database engine, digital filter, sampler, processor, and multiplier to determine insurance premiums based on diverse sources of data. GlobalData’s report on Progressive gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Predictive system for insurance rating variables using usage based data

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: The Progressive Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11928740B1) outlines a system designed to enhance the connectivity of home devices. The system involves interconnected smart home devices that send and receive data through a network, with the ability to dynamically route data to operational devices in case of failure. A digital filter is utilized to selectively pass filtered data by removing incomplete or corrupt data records, while a sampler automatically divides the filtered data into sample groups associated with user and device identifiers. The system also interfaces with a gateway for aggregating usage-based data and can impact an insured's final insurance premium based on the filtered data, showcasing a comprehensive approach to smart home connectivity and data management.

Furthermore, the patent details a communication interface connecting smart home devices to a server cluster, where the devices fuse user and device identifiers to generated data. The server cluster, comprising independent network-connected servers, receives usage-based data, derives safety scores and discounts for insurance premiums based on this data. Additional features include an automatic driver system for driver identification through sound localization and facial/environmental characteristics analysis. The system's server cluster can also interact with native application clients on mobile devices to provide quoting, claims, and online insurance services. Overall, the patent presents a sophisticated system that not only improves connectivity between smart home devices but also leverages data for insurance premium calculations, driver identification, and seamless server interactions, showcasing a holistic approach to smart home technology integration and data utilization.

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