Autonomous vehicles, drones and cyber innovation have been hogging much of the discussions as to how insurers can prepare themselves for the technology of the future. What can easily be overlooked is the complex technology that already exists in the…
This week I took my toddler to see the roaring animated T-rex at the Natural History Museum. “Raaa!” she growled, before wimping into her father’s arms, unaware dinosaurs are actually extinct.
Robots are becoming ubiquitous. Do we need specific insurance? And do they?
Nothing is truly resilient against hacking. There’s always a trade-off between utility and the cost of protecting those systems according to Mark Hawksworth, technology specialist practice group leader at Cunningham Lindsey.
XL Catlin is involved in a project that will trial a fleet of autonomous vehicles between Oxford and London alongside a consortium of partners.
The government’s driverless cars bill will have to be reintroduced from scratch in the next parliament after the general election.
The Association of British Insurers’ announcement that motor insurance premiums hit their highest recorded levels at the end of last year is another reminder that change is long overdue in the personal motor market. That’s coming but will it be enough?
RSA is taking part in a study of prototype autonomous vehicles as driverless shuttlebuses take to London roads.
It has been a week of highs and lows in our household. My son went on his first Cub sleepover and earned the honour of becoming a Sixer. I, meanwhile, returned to the X-ray machine.
As automated vehicles take to the roads, the government is likely to focus on one motor insurer as the first port of call for any third-party claim to simplify the claims process. However, that will not preclude other proceedings based on product…
Tesla is planning to enter the insurance market with its own policies if industry products don’t reflect the needs of drivers.
US chipmaking giant Intel has bought Israeli software company Mobileye for £12.5bn ($15.3bn) placing a big bet on the future of driverless cars.
The Vnuk ruling has raised the prospect of a much wider compulsory insurance regime being introduced in the UK, requiring vehicles such as golf buggies, quad bikes and farm vehicles to be insured, even when used exclusively on private land. The…
Direct Line will now insure Tesla drivers as part of a developed partnership between the two companies.
UK projects are revealing the insurance implications of autonomous vehicles
Allianz said it is looking forward to “more clarity” over whether insurers have access to collision data should a driverless car be involved in an accident.
Private and commercial vehicles with advanced automated functions are going to gradually enter the UK market over the next few years. In addition to changes to the regulations governing vehicle type-approval, a number of amendments need to be made to the…
The growing usage-based insurance market is an opportunity for insurers, but there are some barriers yet to overcome.
The motor claims market is currently sitting in that state of indecision that business - and pilots - like to call ‘a holding pattern' as it awaits three major government consultations. These, to push the aviation analogy to its fullest, are hovering…
The government will set out a framework this week for insurance for driverless cars, a move that has been welcomed by insurers.
Allianz has called for data recorders in semi-autonomous vehicles, in order to determine potential driver error in cases of an accident.
Paris began a three-month test of two driverless buses yesterday, in what is the first stage of the city's embrace of self-driving vehicles.
The snowflakes trickling gently down from the skies across the nation remind me of the vast number of people who trickle through the doors of the insurance sector - people, our Census closes today!
The industry has welcomed the government’s response to last year’s driverless car consultation.