General Motors' hands-free communication and vehicle safetyservice, OnStar, has partnered with Progressive Insurance tocollect driver assessment data to not only provide drivers with asnapshot of their driving habits, but also grant drivers theopportunity to seek insurance discounts from Progressive.

The new connected vehicle services will allow OnStar subscribersa chance to reenroll in a program that provides a detailed drivingassessment spanning a 90-day evaluation period. The assessment,which will be provided only to OnStar subscribers, will detailtheir driving performance in important driving metrics, and willfurther indicate how they compare against an aggregate of anonymoussubscribers also participating in the program. From there, OnStarwill provide driving tips based on areas that have potential forimprovement.

Following the assessment, qualifying subscribers can share theirdriving data and evaluation information with Progressive throughits Snapshot program. While this program is voluntary,participating customers could receive discounted and personalizedinsurance offers from Progressive based on their drivinghabits.

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