The Black Box continues to be appreciated by Italians. After the boom of recent years, the device, which was initially designed for cars, is now also becoming popular among motorcyclists.
Whether you Like it or not, the technology is also finding its way into the world of two wheels. The aim, of course, is to increase the safety of motorcyclists, who, according to recent research, run a fifty times greater risk of serious or fatal accidents than car drivers. In this case, an eCall system, such as those also installed in cars, would allow the assistance chain to be activated more quickly, thanks to the exact localisation of the accident, in order to ensure faster intervention.
Data from the Insurance Observatory of Segugio.it, the leading insurance comparison company in Italy, shows that by October 2021 the device had been included in almost 8% of third-party motor liability contracts, saving up to 30% on the insurance premium. The Black Box penetration rate is mixed. It is particularly popular in southern Italy, with 31.26% in Campania, 15.1% in Puglia and 12.9% in Calabria. It is at the lowest level in two regions of North-Eastern Italy: Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto, with 3.27% and 2.58% respectively.
SlimBox Moto, a satellite system made by Viasat, has been on the market for a few years now and has all the functions of a highly advanced insurance Black Box. A GPS and GSM/GPRS device that works both as a locator in the event of theft and to send help in the event of an accident or mechanical failure. Not to mention its usefulness for obtaining an insurance discount.