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  • Ben Pollard
    Here is another use of APRS technology in the real world! From: EREN NETWORK NEWS -- August 2, 2000 A weekly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy s
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      Here is another use of APRS technology in the real world!

      From:
      EREN NETWORK NEWS -- August 2, 2000
      A weekly newsletter from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)
      Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN).
      <http://www.eren.doe.gov/>

      73,
      Ben
      Drive Your Car Less and Save Money on Auto Insurance

      If certain Texans take the bus to work today, they might pay
      less for car insurance next month. Through a pilot program
      offered in Texas by the Progressive Auto Insurance
      company, drivers are being charged based on actual
      mileage driven, time of day, and geographic location. With
      support from the U.S. Department of Transportation's
      Federal Highway Administration, the Insurance Institute for
      Highway Safety, and Environmental Defense, Progressive is
      using global positioning technology to track customer's
      actual driving habits, which have a direct impact on their
      monthly insurance bills. Preliminary evidence indicates that
      the participants in the program are driving less.

      In a deal signed last week, the U.S. Environmental
      Protection Agency (EPA) will work cooperatively with the
      other partners to study the reduction in auto emissions, if
      any, from participating in the innovative insurance plan. See
      the EPA Web site at:
      <http://www.epa.gov/projectxl/progressive/index.htm>.
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