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This insurance CEO says fully autonomous cars still ‘decades away’

August 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Vehicle makers continue to add autonomous features but not everyone thinks that fully self-driving cars are coming any time soon. “I don’t buy into the autonomous vehicle thing. That is decades away, quite frankly,” Steve Smith, president and chief executive

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How Travelers advises clients to mitigate auto risk

August 23, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Do your commercial clients have a strict policy of not calling employees while they are driving? Many drivers who are distracted are actually workers who are travelling on behalf of their employers during the day, Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Gord

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How B.C. auditor general rates the provincial government’s cyber security

August 20, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

If your client has a formal process to disable computer network access for employees and contractors who no longer work there, that client’s cybersecurity is better in at least one respect than some of British Columbia government departments. The province’s

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The one technology the industry can’t wait to see grow

August 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

There’s one automotive technology that has industry experts excited because it’s playing an increasingly key role in reducing crashes and increasing driver safety: autonomous emergency braking (AEB). But it will take some time before significant results are seen. AEB is

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One easy way for underwriters to find out if their clients’ data has already been breached

August 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Underwriters can better price cyber insurance if they have a clear understanding of that user’s real risk of being breached. To do that, it’s essential to understand when a user’s email and password combination has been exposed in a previous

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Is the entertainment tech in vehicles cancelling out the safety tech?

August 14, 2019 by Adam Malik

Brokers looking to give their customers any positive news on rates potentially coming down shouldn’t get their hopes up. That’s because industry experts believe there’s little indication that we’ll see fewer collisions on roads despite all the safety technology found

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Digital pink cards get green light in third province

August 13, 2019 by Adam Malik

A third Canadian province has been given the go-ahead for electronic proof of insurance for drivers. The Alberta government gave the OK for drivers to show their pink cards in a digital format through their smartphone this week, following the

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Why road injuries have dropped 34% in this province

August 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

A combination of technology, legislation and behaviour change are contributing to a downward trend in road injuries and fatalities in Saskatchewan, including a substantial decrease last year, the Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) suggested at a press conference

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Aviva seeks startups for road safety program

July 25, 2019 by Jason Contant

Aviva Canada and venture capital company Highline Beta have joined forces to launch a road safety and smart city accelerator. Applications to the Safe × Connected Cities Accelerator were open to early-stage startup applicants beginning Wednesday, with a deadline of

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Insurtech platform bridges gaps in agricultural insurance

July 24, 2019 by Jason Contant

A Winnipeg-based provider of scalable digital solutions for the agricultural industry has launched what it calls the industry’s first insurtech platform combining field-level data, remote sensing, artificial intelligence-driven models and secure automation technology. The platform creates a “new digital connection

Feature Technology

Handwritten data

July 8, 2019 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Machine learning and optical character recognition can help brokers enter data from forms, but it still often takes human effort to read handwriting

Feature BrokersTechnology

CRM Convert

July 4, 2019 Adam Malik, Managing Editor

Why are brokers afraid  of lead generation software? Dave Vass of Trufla Technology makes the case for a client relations management solution