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.
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Insurers will inevitably retain insurance as their core offering. But must act more like venture capitalists and develop innovation cultures to succeed according to Geoff Knott, director, Ninety Consulting
The spectre of Brexit loomed large over the insurance sector this year, and although the picture is still no clearer in terms of how the UK market will continue to trade with Europe after 29 March 2019, significant merger & acquisition activity was among…
A wide-ranging consultation has been launched into the legal reforms surrounding driverless cars.
As cars move towards automation, Jen Frost spoke to Graham Gibson, chairman of Thatcham Research and Allianz’s chief claims officer, and Matthew Avery, director of insurance research at Thatcham Research, about how the UK research centre is working with…
Motor insurers must play an active part in the schemes that develop and test autonomous vehicles, despite the many issues that need to be ironed out, writes David Williams, technical director at Axa.
Following the launch of its Automotive Innovation Centre in 2014, Allianz Partners has created three further 'innovation centres'.
Autonomy experts expect the advent of driverless cars to result in massive amounts of consolidation and change in the motor market, with mid-size personal lines players most at risk.
Insurers need to keep pushing their priorities now for an effective Brexit plan, writes Andy Watson, CEO of Ageas UK, urging the industry to work with the government to achieve a realistic negotiating strategy.
When Paul Geddes took over the role of CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland’s insurance business in July 2009, moving from the retail arm of the bank, and replacing Chris Sullivan, I cannot remember many getting too excited.
The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill has passed through parliament and gained royal assent.
Thatcham Research CEO Peter Shaw is stepping down from his role with immediate effect due to ill-health.
Drinking and driving is simply not acceptable to today's society. Why then, asks Maurice Tulloch, CEO Aviva International Insurance, is the same stigma not yet attached to using a phone will driving?
It’s been 10 years since motor broker 1st Central launched in the UK, with policies sold exclusively over the phone or the internet. Simon Walker, who became CEO of parent company First Central Group in January, expects online giants like Amazon or…
UK laws, roads and infrastructure are getting ready for self-driving cars but motorists remain reluctant to adopt this technology, points out Simon Walker, group CEO of First Central.