Norwich Union has enhanced its Fleetwise Care to help brokers offer telematics-based insurance for business vehicles.

Teaming up with MetaSystem, a security and information solution manufacturer, Norwich Union has enhanced its existing telematics insurance policy, Fleetwise Care, to give fleet managers greater control over their vehicles and costs.

Norwich’ Crash Detection will identify the time, place, driver and severity of a crash through a sensor attached to the telematics device, which monitors the impact force exerted on the vehicle in an accident. Remote immobilization now will enable managers to stop unauthorized drivers using a vehicle, so preventing misuse or theft.

In the event of a serious crash, Fleetline, Norwich Union’s 24-hour incident management team, will contact either the fleet manager or the driver to offer vehicle assistance. The enhanced Fleetwise Care policy will also enable fleets to obtain comprehensive online Duty of Care reports, providing information about driver behavior, including journey times, road types and mileage covered, coupled with claims information.

John Kitson, intermediary business director at Norwich Union, said: We have listened to brokers in order to fully understand their criteria for selecting fleet management insurance and risk management products. The result is that Fleetwise Care provides brokers with a unique policy to offer not only a fixed premium for the two-year contract but also help fleet managers in meeting their Duty of Care responsibilities.