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Manitoba expands flood mapping for three priority watersheds

October 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Manitoba will add vital information to its flood mapping inventory for three of its priority watersheds, the provincial and federal governments announced on Thursday. Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced the expanded flood mapping inventory for watersheds

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Magna unveils autonomous driving platform it says “can be integrated into any vehicle”

August 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Magna International Inc. unveiled on Wednesday an autonomous vehicle platform it says “can be integrated into any vehicle without compromise to vehicle design and styling.” MAX4 is a fully integrated, customizable and scalable autonomous driving sensing and compute platform that can enable up to Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities in both urban and highway environments, Magna said in a press release on Wednesday.
The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International defines Level 4 as “high automation,” where the automated driving system performs all…

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Autonomous vehicles will add US$81 billion in new premiums for U.S. auto insurers by 2025: report

May 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance coverage for autonomous vehicles will bring US$81 billion in new premiums to the auto insurance industry in the United States over the next eight years, according to a new report from Accenture and Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT). The

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Ford plans to have fully autonomous commercial vehicle in ridesharing capacity by 2021

August 17, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ford Motor Company has announced that it intends to have a “high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.” To get there, the Dearborn, Mich.-based company said in a statement