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Tripping the TripSense

August 18, 2007

I have Progressive auto insurance and Iím signing up for the TripSense program. The TripSense is a device that plugs into your carís ODB-II port and gathers data about your driving habits. After six months you attach the device to your computer and let it upload its findings to Progressive who supposedly gives a discount based on good habits like not speeding.

It has to be plugged in at all times or they wonít give you any discount. Hereís the catch; I would have to stop driving like a maniac! This is unacceptable. To solve this I built a bypass module so the TripSense thinks itís plugged in but never gets any data, which will make it think the truck is off allowing me to drive recklessly and still get a discount. Weíll see if it works in about 6 months.

UPDATE: I got the full 15% discount, it works like a charm.

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One Response to “Tripping the TripSense”

  1. did that truly work?

    Posted by: dan on January 5th, 2009 at 2:47 pm