The UK’s first driverless car insurance policy has been launched ahead of a government consultation this summer.
DFT confirms it will amend Road Traffic Act to cover driverless technology and invites insurers to consult on legislation
A government minister has called for the insurance industry to participate in a consultation over regulations surrounding the cover of autonomous vehicles.
Entering automotive dealership and manufacturing is not the agenda for Google, delegates were assured at IBIS Global Summit 2016 in Barcelona today.
Autonomous cars have gained legislative backing in the Queen’s Speech today (18 May) as insurers hail the innovation as doing more to save lives than seatbelts.
More than half of drivers worry they will automatically be classed as ‘at fault’ by insurers if they are involved in an accident with a driverless car, according to a survey.
The Association of British Insurers’ has hailed Volvo’s autonomous driving trial in London next year as “really exciting” and potentially “transformational,” while the motor manufacturer itself has called for more government help to speed up adoption.
Technology giant Google is partnering with taxi-hailing app maker Uber and US carmaker Ford to lobby the US government over driverless car regulations.
Vehicles are increasingly connected and far more software-reliant than they used to be. Unfortunately, most insurers offering product recall solutions are unprepared for this new reality.
With a raft of new technology being installed in motor vehicles, the debate has started over who owns the data it produces – insurers or manufacturers?
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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