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State Farm and Ford partner to share data

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Ford’s Vehicle Build Data product provides State Farm with an overview of vehicles’ features and a better understanding of how advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) impact the frequency and severity of auto claims, the automaker said. State Farm, in turn, shared claims data with Ford to help inform the company about how specific vehicle features impacted auto claims.

Ford said that as the pilot program expands, State Farm customers with certain Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicles dating back to 2010 could benefit from the partnership.

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“We’re finding solutions for the future by grounding everything in data, research and insights,” said Craig Isaacs, vice president of operations for State Farm. “What’s unique about this project is we’re not just looking at the make and model of a vehicle, but ultimately to the safety features on each vehicle.”

“Our new build data API piloted with State Farm is another way we’re using data to help our customers get the most out of their Ford, at a lower total cost of ownership,” said Tim Meek, digital insurance manager for Ford Enterprise Connectivity. “What’s more, State Farm can access build data back to 2010, which means second and third owners also benefit.”

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