At a glance
• Access to your Hastings Direct account and documents on your phone
• Quick access to insurance contacts
• Full range of stats and telematics data
• Compare journeys and analyse your driving performance in a number of ways
• Doesn’t expire
What is it?
The Hastings Direct app offers two new functions: direct access to manage your insurance account (if you’re already a Hastings Direct customer) and personal telematics (data on your driving).
Manage your insurance
We're developing an insurance portal to make it quicker and easier to amend or renew your policy and make claims. The portal already gives you digital access to all your insurance documentation and quick access to all our important phone numbers; and if you have ideas for how we can improve it, we’re all ears.
This part of the app allows you to record and analyse your driving, giving you real information on how you drive. It might highlight areas you could improve, or simply show how great you are already! We are really interested in finding out more about how people drive, to help us set our overall premiums – giving everyone a better deal.
How our telematics works
If you opt to use the telematics section then we'll use your smartphone’s built-in functions, such as global positioning system (GPS), accelerometer and compass, to work out where you are and how you’re driving relative to the road you’re on. When you finish a journey and upload it to our server (which you can do via wi-fi or mobile data), we add in standard data about the environment, such as speed limits and then analyse all of this using our good driving algorithm. We then calculate scores based on speed, acceleration, braking and time of day, as well as an overall score. Finally, we present this data back to you in easy-to-understand graphs and maps.
Please note: telematics can be heavy on your battery, so you may want to charge your device before recording a journey.
Safety is our top priority when it comes to using our app so please make sure you use your device responsibly when travelling. We strongly recommend that when driving you:
• Secure your smartphone in a cradle
• Don’t touch or otherwise interact with your smartphone, even when at traffic lights or in a queue.
Please remember that it’s illegal to drive a vehicle or ride a motorcycle while using a hand-held mobile phone. It also dramatically increases your chances of being involved in an accident, so please use this app within the bounds of the law.
What are you doing with all this data?
We want to provide the best car insurance at the best price. To do this we need to fully understand the risk involved in driving in the UK on a daily basis. We already have focus groups, research, test drivers, government statistics, masses of back data on crashes, accident blackspots and driver ability... but you can’t beat real data, from real people, in real situations. The only people who know your identity are the people dealing with your insurance policy.
Hastings Direct is a free software application from the Accounting & Finance subcategory, part of the Business category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2015-12-02. The program can be installed on Android.
Hastings Direct (version 1.1.60) has a file size of 4.40 MB and is available for download from our website.
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