Allstate partners with Ford

According to Bloomberg, Allstate has partnered with Ford Motor Co. to allow some of the automaker’s customers to share data with the insurer for its program that tracks mileage.

The majority of Ford and Lincoln 2020 model-year vehicles with embedded modems will be able to connect with Allstate’s Milewise program, a program that allows customers to pay for insurance based on the number of miles driven.

“Connected vehicles have the potential to deliver new benefits to Ford customers, including the ability to help lower their insurance premiums,” said Kari Novatney, chief operating officer of the automaker’s FordPass mobile program.

The agreement with Ford “gives drivers the ability to control and customize their auto insurance policy like never before,” Ginger Purgatorio, Allstate’s senior vice president of product management, said in a statement.

Bottom Line: Automakers, not telematics providers, are your new telematics partners.