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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.

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Insurance industry prepared to accommodate or address technological challenges: OSFI’s Henderson

October 2, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Despite the constantly changing landscape, ever since insurance has been around, the industry has “accommodated or addressed” these emerging challenges, attendees to the National Insurance Conference of Canada (NICC) heard on Monday. Neville Henderson, assistant superintendent of the insurance supervision

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Autonomous vehicles will require a reassessment of liability: RIMS Canada Conference speaker

September 26, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology will require a reassessment of liability and the uncertainty surrounding liability may even slow the introduction of AV technology, a speaker suggested on Monday at the RIMS Canada Conference. Jim Kidd, project manager at the City

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Federal bill aims to address ‘regulatory challenges’ of disruptive vehicle technologies

September 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Legislation under consideration by the House of Commons “would increase the flexibility” of federal law to address automated and connected technologies used in vehicles, a member of parliament suggested Wednesday. “Shifts in the global technology landscape are placing a growing

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Construction industry ‘particularly vulnerable to cybercrime,’ Northbridge warns

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Large and small construction contractors are vulnerable to cyber crime, with “smart” building devices and lucrative engineering drawings in particular presenting vulnerabilities, Northbridge Insurance warns. “Major advancements in digital connectivity have left the construction industry particularly vulnerable to cybercrime,” Northbridge

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AI, “transparently immersive experiences” and digital platforms three megatrends that will allow businesses to survive digitally: Gartner

August 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, “transparently immersive experiences” and digital platforms are the three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years, Gartner, Inc. has reported. The Stamford,

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BlackBerry system geared at helping automakers ensure safe and secure autonomous vehicles

June 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

“There is no safety without security,” John Wall, senior vice president and head of BlackBerry QNX, said this week as part of the launch of a new real-time, type 1 hypervisor that can be used in next-generation connected and autonomous

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Canadians want more regulatory review of emerging technologies: Accenture

May 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadians prioritize regulatory reviews of drones, autonomous vehicles and online user agreements above those of other emerging technologies, according to new research from global professional services company Accenture. For the research, an Ipsos I-Say panel interviewed a sample of 1,003