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26% of Canadians looking forward to driverless cars, many neutral, new Kanetix survey finds

January 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Slightly more than one in four (26% of) Canadians said they “couldn’t wait” for the day when driverless cars would become a reality, according to newly released survey results from Kanetix.ca, an online comparison site for insurance, mortgages and credit

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Uber pulls self-driving cars from California roads

December 22, 2016 Sudhin Thanawala - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Uber pulled its self-driving cars from California roads after state regulators moved to revoke their registrations, officials said Wednesday. The move comes after a week of talks between the ride-hailing company and state regulators failed. Hours after

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BlackBerry creates autonomous vehicle innovation centre in Ottawa

December 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

BlackBerry has announced the creation of the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC). John Chen, executive chairman and CEO of BlackBerry Limited and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled AVIC on Monday. Housed within the BlackBerry QNX facility in

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U.S. personal auto industry showing signs of weakening underwriting and operating ratios: A.M. Best

December 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The personal automobile insurance industry in the United States is exhibiting signs of weakening underwriting and operating results, mainly driven by rising loss ratios, according to a new A.M. Best special report. A.M. Best reached this conclusion in its report,

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California, Uber in legal showdown over self-driving cars

December 15, 2016 Justin Pritchard and Michael Liedtke - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Uber is riding its self-driving cars into a legal showdown with California regulators. The ride-hailing company is refusing to obey demands by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles that it immediately stop picking up San Francisco passengers

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Unknown Roads Ahead

November 2, 2016 Robert Love, Partner and National Leader, Product Liability and Automotive Focus Groups, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP

Consensus seems to be that automated vehicles will reduce collision numbers
and severity – and with this, a shift in the determination of liability – thereby impacting underwriting, policies, coverage and the law. Now is the time for insurers to get ahead of the curve and determine the associated risks.

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Autonomous vehicles may reduce U.S. motor premiums by more than 40% by 2050: Aon Benfield

September 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Autonomous vehicles may reduce motor pure premiums in the United States by more than 40% by the time they “reach full adoption in 2050,” according to a recent Global Insurance Market Opportunities report from Aon Benfield. Aon Benfield, the global

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Drivers still liable in accidents, even in near driverless cars, says Canadian law firm Borden Ladner Gervais

August 2, 2016 Terry Pedwell - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Until Canadians own cars that truly drive themselves, they can forget getting off the legal hook if they’re in an accident with a vehicle that still has a steering wheel, suggests a report from Canada’s biggest law firm.

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Most companies unprepared for emergence of autonomous vehicles: Munich Re survey

July 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Most companies are unprepared for the emergence of autonomous vehicles (AVs), with 64% of polled risk managers saying that their companies have done nothing to prepare for the emergence of these vehicles in the auto market, according to a Munich

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Tesla driver killed in crash while using car’s ‘Autopilot’

July 1, 2016 By Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The U.S. announced Thursday the first fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode, the 40-year-old owner of a technology company who nicknamed his vehicle “Tessy” and had praised its sophisticated “Autopilot” system just one month

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GM Canada announces expansion of work on autonomous and connected vehicle technology

June 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

General Motors (GM) Canada announced on Friday an expansion of its engineering and software work in the country to support the development of “innovative new automotive systems and technologies for the future.” GM said in a press release that it

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Autonomous vehicle sales to reach 21 million globally by 2035: IHS Automotive

June 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global autonomous vehicle sales will reach nearly 21 million by 2035, a substantial increase from previous estimates, according to the latest forecast from IHS Automotive. Released on Tuesday, the forecast is a major increase from previous estimates and is influenced