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Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to fund project on connected cars code of practice

March 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada will soon be funding an arms-length project to develop a code of practice for connected cars, weighing a balance between information flow and privacy protection. “The benefits available to Canadians through the

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Older drivers like active safety features, resist autonomous vehicles: Munich Re survey

March 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A new survey out of the United States exploring the sentiments of older drivers 65 and over shows about half of the respondents would not be comfortable riding in an autonomous vehicle, but they see great value in active safety

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Intel to acquire driver assistance systems manufacturer Mobileye

March 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Mobileye N.V., whose vehicle-mounted technology is designed to anticipate collisions, has agreed to be acquired by microprocessor manufacturer Intel Corp. Intel said Monday that one of its subsidiaries “will commence a tender offer” to acquire Mobileye shares for US$63.54 in

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Driverless cars to “revolutionize” motor insurance as liability shifts towards manufacturers: Fitch

March 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will completely transform the motor insurance sector in the long-term as liability shifts towards manufacturers and the traditional risk pool shrinks, Fitch Ratings said in a new report on Wednesday. Simply put, insurers will be

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Global market for autonomous, assistive safety and comfort vehicle features up to US$26 billion annually by 2025: Bain & Company

March 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Autonomous vehicles are revving up, with Bain & Company Inc. forecasting annual growth of 12% to 14% for the global market of autonomous and assistive safety and comfort features by 2025. That translates to a global B2B market of US$22

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Fresh Start

March 1, 2017 Jonathan Grnak, Barrister & Solicitor, Danson Recht LLP

Regulatory changes are necessary to better position Ontario for adopting autonomous vehicles and addressing any related issues. Both regulators and insurers must be ready for the near future, which will likely feature a mix of assisted driving technologies and the ability of a driver to take control should the need arise.

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Auto executive warns U.S. Congress it will be ‘pretty hard’ to make autonomous vehicles ‘safe in all conditions’

February 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies aiming to deploy autonomous vehicles in the next few years are “typically” referring to vehicles that are only autonomous under certain conditions, such as good weather, a Toyota executive suggested this week to a subcommittee of the United States

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U.S. Congress committee warned that autonomous vehicles could ‘pose an avenue for terrorism’

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The industry and regulators need to “think very broadly” around the cyber security of autonomous vehicles, and having autonomous cars operate in such a way that human drivers must be ready to take control can actually increase the risk of

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Ford investing US$1 billion over five years in AI company to develop virtual driver system

February 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ford Motor Company has announced it is investing US$1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021 – and for potential

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Hacking of driverless cars a concern for mining industry: Deloitte

February 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The exploration plans of Canadian mining firms are among the “prime” targets for hackers, while autonomous vehicles used by miners could be influenced by computer viruses, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. warned in a recent report. “Malicious viruses, like Stuxnet, explicitly

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Drivers can take up to nearly 26 seconds to resume control from autonomous cars: UK study

January 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Drivers can take up almost 26 seconds to resume control from an autonomous vehicle, a new study from a university in United Kingdom has found. University of Southampton engineers Professor Neville Stanton and Alexander Eriksson found that under non-critical conditions,

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Global consumers skeptical about safety of fully autonomous vehicles: Deloitte study

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Consumers around the world remain skeptical about the safety of fully autonomous vehicles and hold widely divergent views on who they trust to bring autonomous vehicles to market, according to a new study from Deloitte. The study, What’s ahead for