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.
The government has unveiled plans to extend compulsory motor insurance to driverless cars.
When people talk about innovation in the claims process I immediately think about our clients and their customers - and also about our staff, because innovation undoubtedly means different things to different people.
Remove the cab of a lorry and chop off the bottom, put it back, sliding it forwards and downwards in front of the engine and - voilà! - better road safety because the driver is closer to the ground and better able to the see directly the space around the…
After sharing their views on 2016 last month, insurers and brokers make their predictions for the coming year. What do they think the highlights and lowlights will be over the next 12 months?
Innovations are bringing new technology into our lives at an almost frightening pace. Whether we want to control our central heating from our smartphones or check on our home security, appliances that can be controlled remotely are giving us greater…
We're living in an increasingly ‘smart' world. Smartphones have become indispensable to our day-to-day lives and the concept of smart homes and driverless cars is becoming reality.