Safe drivers will soon be able to save on their auto insurance just by using their mobile phones. Progressive insurance has just announced news of a new app and will begin a pilot with a selected group of customers across the U.S starting in mid-September. Progressive has decided to partner with Censio to develop the needed software.

The mobile app, known as “Snapshot” will automatically monitor and measure the driver’s statistics such as time of day, mileage, and hard-braking which could potentially result in a discounted auto insurance rate. Snapshot will then provide a personalized summary at the end of every drive which will go over data summary, a map of their drive, a one to five star rating, and specific driving tips to help them improve their score.

The grand scheme of Snapshot is to give drivers the opportunity to earn discounts based on good behavior and habits that are supported by concrete data, not just paperwork. We have already seen the possibilities that have happened with the Snapshot wireless telematics tracking device, so why not make it more convenient and easier to use with a smartphone app.

The general manager, Dave Pratt, of usage-based insurance for progressive stated “Our customers today are more tech-savvy and on-the-go than they’ve ever been, and they want information and insights in real-time. After years of careful research, we’ve found a mobile app that will accurately capture driving data to help them make better driving decisions, allow us to reward them when they do, and ultimately make our roads safer.”

Progressive currently holds the top spot in usage-based insurance with over 3 million participants in the Snapshot program. Since 2008, when the first wireless telematics was introduced, Progressive has been able to collect more than 14 billion miles of driving data.

As far as options go for the snapshot app, new customers will have the option to use both IOS and Android operating systems as well as the traditional telematics device.