Spotlight: Autonomous Vehicles: Is automation the answer to insurers’ nightmares or a dream come true for thieves?
At every trucking fair and trade publication and in each promotional video the industry is demonstrating the advances in autonomous commercial vehicles
Jonathan Hewett replaced Peter Shaw as CEO of Thatcham Research in January this year. He spoke to Post about Thatcham’s 50th anniversary, vehicle 2.0 and the trends in the motor industry.
Jeffrey Skelton has worked for Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions for more than 17 years and in July was appointed as managing director for insurance for UK and Ireland. Harry Curtis spoke to him about his career to date and future plans.
As people are increasingly switching to electric vehicles, are insurers taking the opportunity to explore this market?
Fifty years ago, as the first Ford Capris, Austin Maxis and Aston Martin DBS V8s arrived on the UK’s forecourts, Thatcham Research was established to improve vehicle safety standards and contain claims cost. However Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at…
The current credit hire regime has no place for choice other than a hire car for the duration of repair, even though that might not meet the needs of the claimant. James Roberts, business development director for insurance at Europcar Mobility Group UK,…
At the Monte Carlo annual rendezvous this week, Lloyd’s chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown said the corporation was ready to “hang” perpetrators of bad behaviour after its culture survey revealed some “sobering” results.
Thatcham has published guidelines to help transition vehicles from assisted to automated driving.
Driverless technology will shape the future of motor insurance. Thatcham offered Post the chance to trial a driverless car at a test track in Nuneaton, and see how the technology will change over the next six years.
Adoption of autonomous vehicles could wipe 60% off motor premiums, lawyers have said.
Electric car maker Tesla has launched its own insurance offering for drivers of its vehicles in California, with plans to expand to more US states in future.
The tipping point between level two and level three automation is a potentially dangerous place, according to the head of motor at Direct Line.
As a data-rich industry, the insurance sector can add value to the customer experience by using this information to enhance the way products and services are delivered. Graeme Howard, chief technology officer at Covéa Insurance, believes it’s essential…
Rick Preston, head of the intelligence team at insurance fraud law firm, Horwich Farrelly, looks at the claims challenges the sector could face as the next generation of ‘intelligent cars’ hit the road.
May is upon us and that means that thousands of insurance brokers are preparing for the annual camp out in Manchester to hear what their trade body the British Insurance Brokers’ Association is doing for them, plans to do for them and how insurers can…
Trials for driverless cars are moving up in the UK, while they have stalled in some parts of the US due to reported deaths. Mark Hemsted, partner at Clyde & Co, argues that the public looking for perfection in this area could be misguided.
Exclusive: Tesla’s plan to launch its own insurance for customers within a month has raised questions over how it will affect its current affinity deals with insurers.
For all the work has been done by the insurance industry to contain and control personal injury costs, many are seeing repair claims increasing as a result of a wider use of advanced driver-assistance systems. Edward Murray looks at what the sector can…
Insurance has a long history but as David Germain, chief technology officer for RSA, explains, the sector still needs to keep up with technology.
What’s fueling motor insurance today? Michele Bacchus talks to the industry and gives the low-down on what’s heading down the highway towards insurers in both the fast and slow lanes
A move towards autonomous vehicles could lower premiums for drivers of non-autonomous cars, but insurers remain split over the issue.
Drivers of fully automated vehicles should not be held liable for accidents involving their cars while technology is in charge, says the Association of British Insurers and Thatcham Research.
The International Underwriting Association has called for laws on driverless cars that would require drivers to keep their eyes on the road at all times.
How do passengers 'use' motor vehicles? Ozlem Gurses, reader in insurance and commercial Law at King’s College London and British Insurance Law Association committee member, explains how the law sees this question when it comes to insurance.