Cars, Turkeys and Bears (Oh My): Metromile Exhibits at the LA Auto Show

The LA Auto Show is one of the biggest automotive events in the US, so of course we had to participate and spread the word about how we are making car ownership easier and more affordable. Armed with a giant bear (one of our photo booth props) and ample excitement, we headed down to Los Angeles to show off our pay-per-mile insurance offering and smart driving app.

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The Metromile booth was located in the Tech Zone, where we joined other companies pioneering automotive innovations such as Honk (on-demand roadside assistance), Lyft (ridesharing services) and Luxe (on-demand valet). To make our exhibit fun and interactive, we had a giant photo booth where attendees could take photos with goofy glasses, turkey hats (in anticipation of Thanksgiving) and the cartoon characters you might have seen in recent Metromile ads. If you are wondering what a bear with a longboard has to do with an insurance company, well, it’s pretty clear he doesn’t drive much and could save a lot with pay-per-mile insurance.

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Our Director of Business Development, Katy Allen, also led a discussion at a networking lunch during the Connected Car Expo, an event running alongside the LA Auto Show. The discussion focused on the future of car insurance and unearthed some interesting insights about how technology is being used to make insurance more affordable (hint: like using the OBD-II port to measure exact mileage).

The show ran from November 20th to the 29th. If you are interested in checking it out next year, make sure to check out the LA Auto Show website for more information.

Win Tickets to the UCSF Mission Bay Kick-Off Celebration!

Join us for the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Kick-Off Celebration September 6th!

The UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is opening three new hospitals dedicated to providing specialized care for women, children and cancer patients. Grand opening festivities begin with an interactive 5k walk ending on campus for a fun-filled festival which concludes with a spectacular lights show. As a proud sponsor, we’re giving away 12 free tickets to the event (valued at $100 each).

How can you win? By answering a question in one of three ways.

What’s the question? How do you commute (method & miles)?

  • Follow us on Twitter and tweet @Metromile your answer

  • Like us on Facebook and comment on our page’s post about the event

  • Follow us on Google+ and comment on our post about the event

An Example Reply for entry:

“@Metromile I drive 5 miles to work every morning!”

(Method: driving, Miles: 5)

By following us on one or more of our social media platforms and answering our question, you automatically get put in the running to win one of the 12 tickets for the event. We will choose winners September 4th at 10am -so keep your ears perked. Upon winning, we will contact you for registration information. The Hard Hat 5K walk and Light Festival is Saturday, September 6th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. 

Whether you live in San Francisco, or are just visiting for the weekend, you’re eligible to participate in the raffle. Help support our community and join us for this awesome event!

Learn more about the UCSF Celebration here.