While the government is gung-ho about the development of autonomous vehicles, insurers may seek to temper that enthusiasm if there are too many risk uncertainties
Highways England has today released its innovation strategy which sets out its wide-ranging plan to ensure it is keeping pace with advances in technology.
A £15m "connected corridor" from Dover to London and further driverless car and truck trials were all announced in today's (16 March) Budget.
Driverless lorries will be trialled on UK motorways this year with funding for trials expected to be earmarked in the 16 March Budget, according to reports.
Motor insurers are facing a brave new world where personal, infrastructure and products liability will be dominant risk factors - but are they ready for the change?
The government has announced a further £20m of funding for projects developing driverless cars with consortia including members such as Axa and Direct Line Group among the beneficiaries.
Driverless "pods" currently being used at Heathrow Airport will be adapted to navigate the streets of Greenwich, in London, as part of the Gateway driverless car project.
Insurance and liability issues stemming from the development of driverless cars will be discussed by a group of 11 UK motor insurers led by the Association of British Insurers and Thatcham Research.
It is vital that insurers look ahead to try and offer products to customers before they demand them.
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Nick Rogers examines where liability attaches when an autonomous vehicle cannot avoid an accident.
Motor manufacturers accepting liability for autonomous vehicle crashes does not signal the demise of motor insurance, according to industry experts, who have suggested developments will instead lead to product liability playing a more prominent role.
Volvo Cars is to accept full liability whenever one of its cars is in autonomous mode, CEO Håkan Samuelsson has announced.
Driverless cars are almost a reality and have the potential to revolutionise peoples’ lives, according to David Williams, Axa UK’s head of underwriting.
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The EU-funded research project into automated buses across Europe, City Mobil 2, has appointed Zurich as insurance associate for a series of tests of the technology across the continent.
Motor manufacturers should reward hackers for uncovering vulnerabilities in autonomous vehicle systems as cyber security remains a major stumbling block to widespread adoption of driverless cars, according to a report published this month.
The development of automated haulage and logistics vehicles could save the haulage industry almost £34bn, according to a study undertaken by Axa UK.
New technology is changing the nature of the partnerships insurers are getting into, says Ageas CEO Bart De Smet.
More than a third of motorists polled by U Switch believe the introduction of autonomous vehicles will drive up their car insurance premiums.
The pressing need for the motor market to alter its business model has been highlighted by the Lloyd’s Market Association and Deutsche Bank this week in light of the ongoing development of driverless car technology.