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Gary Hallgren on data for insurance providers

Bloomberg Markets with Carol Massar and Pimm Fox. Guest Gary Hallgren, President of Arity, talks about driving data for insurance providers and car makers.

February 16, 2018 | Bloomberg


Technology’s essential role in fleet safety’s future

Continuous advancements in vehicle safety technology, both inside and outside the vehicle, will be crucial factors in reducing vehicle accident rates in the coming years. After nearly a decade on the decline, U.S. vehicle fatality rates for the past two years have been on the rise.

February 2018 | Automotive Fleet


App aims to curb distracted driving by tracking your phone

Text and drive and your insurance rate could soon rise.  A new appcould soon reward or punish drivers depending on their phone use behind the wheel. Developers Arity, a tech company under the Allstate insurance brand, just launched the new software and is courting insurance providers to take it on.

February 7, 2018 | Fox Orlando 


Allstate start-up launches ‘distracted driver’ pricing technology

Arity, a Chicago-based data start-up by insurer Allstate, has launched a new technology designed to help insurers price individual motor policies partly based on how distracted they are by mobile technology while driving.

January 25, 2018 | Intelligent Insurer


Allstate-founded tech company takes on distracted driving

Arity, a technology company founded by The Allstate Corporation, has launched a new product to help insurers fully understand the risks of distracted driving.

January 25, 2018 | Insurance Business Journal


Saving money by not texting and driving

Putting your smartphones down while driving is not only safer — but could one day save you money.

January 24, 2018 | ABC Austin


Do you text and drive? Your car insurance may go up

Arity, a unit of insurance giant Allstate, is tracking in-car smartphone use so that insurance companies can either punish or reward drivers, depending on how they use their phone while driving.

January 24, 2018 | CNN


C space influencer studio with Gary Hallgren, Arity

James Kotecki of C Space Influencer Studio speaks with Gary Hallgreen, President at Arity.

January 2018 | CES Videos


Where are Chicago’s driverless cars?

At a City Council meeting last August, where Chicago officials were discussing the future of driverless cars in the city, Alderman Edward M. Burke showed a clip from the film “Back to the Future.”

January 11, 2018 | ChicagoInno


Insurer to monitor drivers via cell phone data

Arity, which spun off from Allstate in 2016, collects the data from 1.1 million drivers for both Allstate and Esurance who chose to opt-in to a program that offers a discount in exchange for the data.

January 7, 2018 | The Car Connection


Eight insurers poised for digital excellence in 2018

The connected-car services provider inked its first client other than its parent company Allstate when National General signed on last fall.

January 3, 2018 | Digital Insurance


How your next navigation app could reduce your chances of a car crash

Mobile apps have gotten so good at steering you to the fastest possible route to your job or your home because of all the notes they take about when traffic slows or stops.

December 27, 2017 | Yahoo


Predictions 2018: Cars steal mobility innovation thunder from smartphones

Vehicles now appear to be the mobile innovation platform of choice as smartphones begin to level off in terms of new functionality.

December 20, 2017 | eWeek


How Arity puts people in the driver seat of their culture first strategy

Gary and Steph seem to have cracked the culture code by fostering an environment of trust, mutual respect, tolerance for failure and transparent communication.

December 20, 2017 | Huffington Post


Allstate spinoff Arity uses cellphone data to be high-tech backseat driver

Hallgren is president of Chicago-based Arity, a year-old Allstate tech startup that uses smartphone apps and add-on devices to track every move drivers make behind the wheel.

December 13, 2017 | Chicago Tribune


Arity offers real-time accident prediction

Arity has introduced a suite of three new data products designed to help reduce the number of collisions and fatalities on the road.

December 13, 2017 | Telematics Wire


Top 10 tech startup news stories you need to know this Wednesday, December 13

A small Chicago-based startup is quietly creating safer roads using big data and predictive analytics.

December 13, 2017 | Tech Startups


This 300-person startup is quietly creating safer roads using big data and predictive analytics

By anyone’s standards, Arity has had a remarkable year. But by startup standards, Arity’s year has raised the bar, big time.

December 12, 2017 | Built In Chicago


The big one: A breakdown on the day’s biggest inno story

Arity, the technology company founded by Allstate, today launched a new suite of products that will help reduce accidents by sending drivers safer routes to their destinations and alerting them if and when they approach high-risk areas.

December 12, 2017 | ChicagoInno (The Beat)


Five steps to a connected car strategy

We are awash in data, and as modern life becomes increasingly connected it is going to quickly turn into an avalanche.

November 15, 2017 | Insurance Thought Leadership


An old insurance firm bets on data with new startup

So far Arity has logged and analyzed data on 8.5 billion miles over the past year, and has about 28 billion in total.

October 31, 2017 | IOT of Things


The cloud can’t hold all the answers for data handling

In the era of connected and autonomous vehicles, the importance of cloud processing is growing exponentially.

October 27, 2017 | TU Automotive 


Cortana fans can now chat with the Microsoft virtual assistant in Skype

Arity’s suite of services are designed to mitigate operational inefficiencies and assess risk, driver behavior and economic value to a shared-use platform.

October 12, 2017 | eWeek


Arity signs first non-Allstate insurance client

National General will create a usage-based insurance program using Arity’s mobile-app telematics technology and its underlying analytics and scoring, the companies have announced.

October 10, 2017 | Digital Insurance 


Arity launches mobility intelligence tools for shared ride industry

Shared Mobility Solutions is an app for smartphones that uses more than 26 billion miles of historical driving behavior data and years of transportation expertise to determine personal driving metrics for insurance providers.

October 10, 2017 | eWeek


The Arity baby

Arity, the technology unit of Allstate that was established last year, is now offering Shared Mobility Solutions to offer interested parties access to risk data and driving analytics.

October 6, 2017 | Coverager


Transportation and logistics briefing

Arity, an automotive data analytics startup owned by Allstate, launched Shared Mobility Solutions, a new software platform designed to help car-sharing, ride-sharing, and ride-hailing companies boost the efficiency of their services.

October 4, 2017 | Business Insider 


Chicago is becoming a top choice for insurance tech startups

Over the past year, Chicagoland has seen an uptick in the number of venture-backed insurance tech startups. Some of them provide comprehensive insurance, while others simplify only one part of the process.

September 29, 2017 | VentureBeat


Chicago’s insure-tech boom could shift an age-old industry

Arity, which now employs about 300 people, was designed to “revolutionize driver safety” by using big data from smartphones and vehicles to help evaluate the risk of a driver.

November 21, 2017 | ChicagoInno


Arity launches mobility intelligence tools for growing Shared Mobility industry

Today, Arity, a technology company founded by The Allstate Corporation, launched its Shared Mobility Solutions suite to enable rideshare, car share, car club and peer-to-peer companies to optimize efficiency and grow their business by utilizing insights derived from driver analytics.

September 27, 2017 | Insuretech News


Allstate spin-off thinks itA can teach Uber a thing or two

Arity, a subsidiary of insurance giant Allstate, is taking the data it has gathered on how people drive and is offering up a set of different services to help companies like Uber better evaluate their pool of current and future drivers.

September 26, 2017 | Axios


Arity Is using data to tell rideshare companies who’s a good driver

To help rideshare companies, like Uber and Lyft, collect data on drivers’ behavior and performance, Arity, Allstate Insurance’s tech company, has launched a new shared mobility tool, the company announced Tuesday.

September 26, 2017 | ChicagoInno


Unleash the killer API

Arity offers a portfolio of APIs that let third parties leverage Allstate’s aggregate data on driver behavior and intellectual property related to risk prediction for uses spanning mobility, consumer, and insurance solutions.

September 22, 2017 | Sap News Center


Three ways HR can lead in times of digitization

Allstate companies Allstate Roadside Services (ARS) and Arity, a technology company founded by Allstate in late 2016, have provided their parent company with new sources of revenue, thanks to new offerings.

September 13, 2017 | Zsupply Chain


TU-Automotive poll finds predictions of connected car claims

A poll of 150 auto insurance and connected car professionals released in July ahead of TU-Automotive’s Wednesday Connected Car Insurance USA conference found predictions of the kind of telematics-based claims that could disrupt the collision repair industry.

September 5, 2017 | Repairer Driven News


September’s top tech and startup events in Chicago

Taught by Illinois Tech Professor James Papademas, this workshop is designed for people with two or more years of Python experience. $95, held at Arity’s offices in the Merchandise Mart.

August 31, 2017 | Chicago Business Journal 


Five Chicago tech companies redefining the insurance industry

Chicago’s tech companies have a knack for shaking up established industries with new and innovative ideas and solutions. Fintech and healthtech are two major areas of disruption, and insurance technology –– or “insurtech” to those in the know –– looks like it could be next up.

August 23, 2017 | Built in Chicago 


Reinventing through technology, data, and humanity

The director of marketing, research, and design for Allstate’s Arity explains how the brand is leveraging all three.

June 15, 2017 | DMN


Who needs IoT? Smartphones are the new tracking devices

Arity, a startup spun out of Allstate, uses smartphone apps to collect data that once required dedicated telematics devices

April 17, 2017 | Infoworld


Insurance spin-out rides API-driven strategy

Allstate’s Arity spin-out has embraced an analytics-based platform strategy similar to those used by the likes of Uber and Lyft.

February 8, 2017 | CIO