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Truly driverless cars now allowed in California

October 31, 2018 Michael Liedtke - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO  – The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies. The regulatory approval

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Google, Big 4 accounting firm dive into omnichannel insurance game

June 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Google and KPMG LLP are targeting insurers with clients who want to communicate in a variety of ways – whether by phone, email, text message or even snail mail. KPMG recently announced Intelligent Interactions, available now, which KPMG is offering

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Google’s Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

November 8, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and will test vehicles on public roads with only an employee in the back seat. The move by Waymo started

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Accenture launches “Liquid Studio” in Toronto to help clients accelerate digital transformation

August 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global professional services company Accenture has opened a new “Liquid Studio” in Toronto to help clients “to turn ideas into innovative applications and solutions with speed and agility.” The Liquid Studio uses rapid development approaches, including agile methodologies and DevOps

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Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network

July 24, 2017 The Associated Press

DETROIT – Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service said it

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North America world’s most advanced smart home market: Berg Insight

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market, with an installed base of 21.8 million smart homes at the end of 2016 – a 47% year-on-year growth, according to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) analyst firm

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FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars

April 25, 2017 Dee-Ann Durbin - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership. The companies announced in the spring of last year that they would build

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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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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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Soft and hard disruptors will vastly transform Canadian collision industry in next 10 years: CCIF speaker

January 27, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The Canadian collision industry will be “ripped apart beyond belief” in a decade by several disruptors, including connected autonomous vehicles and ridesharing, a speaker suggested Friday at the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) meeting in Vaughan, Ont. Andrew King, managing

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IoT botnets present unmanageable cyber security risk: Juniper Research

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The scale of embedded connectivity could lead to an unmanageable cyber security risk created by botnets, Juniper Research Limited cautioned Monday in releasing data indicating the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) installed base will reach 15 billion-plus units by 2021.

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Two out of three U.S. homeowners insurance customers would switch carriers to get discounts for using smart home devices, study finds

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Two out of three homeowners insurance customers in the United States would be willing to change insurance companies to get policy discounts for using smart home devices, according to new research findings released on Tuesday by NTT DATA. “Our study