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Quebec’s AMF explores implications of autonomous vehicles

November 11, 2021 Philip Porado

Self-driving vehicles will change the auto liability landscape across Canada and raise data privacy concerns, said an issues paper from Quebec’s financial services regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). The paper identifies five levels within the connected and autonomous

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Existing auto insurance system well-positioned to handle autonomous vehicle claims: Travelers Canada exec

July 14, 2021 by Jason Contant

Canada’s existing auto insurance structure is well-positioned to resolve claims and provide fair and timely compensation to accident victims when autonomous vehicles (AVs) are involved in a crash, a Travelers Canada executive said Monday. “The current auto insurance framework is

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Loblaw to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Greater Toronto Area in January

November 23, 2020 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Loblaw Companies Ltd. has signed a partnership deal with technology company Gatik to test autonomous delivery vehicles in Toronto starting in January. Under the multi-year agreement, Gatik will transport goods from an automated picking facility to retail locations

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‘Bold and underline that’ — What this Aon exec says is the top reinsurance issue

September 25, 2020 by Adam Malik

Social inflation is the top item of concern for an Aon reinsurance executive, even if it’s an issue being exacerbated in the United States rather than in Canada. “I would bold and underline that — that is, I think, the

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The Herculean task required to reduce liability claims involving autonomous vehicles

July 30, 2020 by Adam Malik

Autonomous vehicles need their own space to operate, a report says, and auto executives agree that putting them on the same roads as human-driven cars in a mixed-use environment will only increase liability claims. “As autonomous technology develops and matures,

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Self-driving cars may not reduce as many crashes as you think: report

June 10, 2020 by Adam Malik

Insurers expecting the rise of autonomous vehicles to lower collisions may not get the results they were hoping for, according to a new report. It turns out that self-driving vehicles might prevent only about one-third of all collisions, says the

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How this city is mitigating autonomous vehicle risk

March 5, 2019 Ramesh Santanam - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PITTSBURGH – Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last

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Finding Fault with Data

July 3, 2018 Jonathan N. Grnak, Barrister & Solicitor, Danson Recht LLP

Blameworthiness or liability in any crash involving a vehicle equipped with self-driving technology will continue to be the main roadblock to the effective implementation and adoption by consumers of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. The question is: How do you determine

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Sharing the Road

June 6, 2018 Emily Atkins, Editor

Who will be in charge as autonomous vehicles and human-driven cars operate side by side on our highways?

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How autonomous vehicles can reduce your claims payouts

December 8, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

More autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles on the road could potentially result in lower-speed collisions, resulting in a lower severity of damage, a collision repair industry expert told Canadian Underwriter recently. “As we start to see some of these advanced driver

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Introducing autonomous vehicles sooner could save “hundreds of thousands” of lives over time: report

November 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Autonomous vehicles should only have to be “moderately better” than human drivers before being widely used in the United States, an approach that could save thousands of lives annually even before the technology is perfected, according to a new report

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Yellow Light, Green Light

October 6, 2017 Peter Vlaar, Associate Lawyer, McCague Borlack LLP

Will autonomous vehicles change litigation? While the answer to that question is surely “yes,” a deeper dive is needed to fully grasp what related developments could mean for property and casualty insurance. Longer term, a simpler system overall for addressing liability in auto claims is anticipated.