The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is pleased to announce that ISO (Insurance Services Office, Inc.) has joined its organization to represent insurance telematics.

Plymouth, MI, July 22, 2010 --( The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is pleased to announce that ISO (Insurance Services Office, Inc.) has joined its organization to represent insurance telematics, and Steven C. Craig, general manager and assistant vice president, ISO, has been elected to the CVTA board of directors. CVTA is a nonprofit business league established to facilitate the interaction and advance the interests of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment.

ISO joined CVTA to help facilitate using telematics data within the insurance marketplace. ISO is a recognized industry leader in data, analytics, and decision support for the property and casualty industry. ISO is a trusted data intermediary that protects sensitive data. Telematics data shows great promise for use within the industry for underwriting, rating, and claims; and ISO is well positioned to help the industry capitalize on this rich data source while continuing to be a conscientious data steward.

Harry Voccola, CVTA chairman, noted, “The CVTA board of directors is pleased to welcome ISO as a member of the board. ISO is recognized as an industry leader and is expected to bring expertise to our strategic efforts to accelerate deployment of cooperative systems.”

Steven Craig is the general manager of ISO’s A-PLUS business unit and is responsible for the auto and property loss history databases, Coverage VerifierSM databases, business support area (which includes FCRA operations), product development activities at A-PLUS, and the A-PLUS national sales organization.

Mr. Craig also has management responsibility for Insurance Information Exchange (iiX), a nationwide provider of motor vehicle reports (MVRs) and employment screening services, as well as the CV-Exchange® and CV-ALIR® business units, which handle loss payee notifications and auto liability insurance reporting for the insurance industry. Mr. Craig also oversees ISO’s Applied Informatix® — an initiative designed to gather and analyze data collected by telematics devices installed in private passenger and commercial vehicles.

Mr. Craig has more than 28 years of experience in the business of insurance and insurance information services products, including the management of product and system software, development groups, operations, acquisitions, national sales organizations, and customer service.

About the CVTA
The Connected Vehicle Trade Association™ ( enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing vehicle communications. Membership is open to corporations, public entities, standards and specification organizations, educational institutions, and qualified organizations. CVTA’s vision is a world where safe, efficient, effective travel is enabled through real-time traveler connectivity. CVTA will promote leadership, education, strategic research, and business opportunity development for connected vehicle solutions.

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