Progressive Insurance has selected Censio, a firm dedicated to developing mobile technologies for usage-based insurance, to develop and help pilot the new mobile version of its usage based insurance program, Snapshot. The app with be made available to select customers in mid-September, Progressive said, and enter general availability in 2016.

The Snapshot mobile app will monitor and measure driving data, including time of day, mileage and hard braking automatically. Safer drivers then may earn discounts on their auto insurance, Progressive said. The app will give drivers personalized information, including a one-to-five-star rating at the end of each trip, a data summary, map of their drive and tailored driving tips intended to help them improve their driving scores.

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