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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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Child restraint systems in commercial aviation should be mandatory: TSB

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The use of child restraint systems should be mandatory on commercial aircraft in Canada, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated Thursday in a report on an accident that injured 25. No child restraint systems were used (nor were they

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Mandatory locomotive recorder bill ‘addresses a key safety issue,’ says Transportation Safety Board

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Amendments to the federal Railway Safety Act mandating recording devices, if passed into law, could provide “essential information” to Transportation Safety Board of Canada staff investigating rail accidents and could help prevent such accidents in the future, TSB suggested Tuesday.

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Known, hidden risks in supply chains demand an overall strategy for evaluating and mitigating risk: QBE

April 26, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – The multitude and variety of risks are becoming more predictable, indicating multinational and domestic companies can benefit from taking a look at how global interdependence affects each link of their supply chain, says Jamie Luce, senior vice president,

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Autonomous vehicles coming, but auto books will not disappear any time soon: CIAA event speaker

April 17, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Autonomous vehicles are coming, but there is no need for property and casualty insurers to panic that their auto books are going to quickly disappear, Andrew Lo, president and chief operating officer of Kanetix Ltd., said Thursday at the Canadian

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Tempering Temporary Risk

February 2, 2017 Ben Daee, Senior Consultant, Property & Construction, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

Temporary structures, commonplace on construction sites, can bring
with them significant high-risk exposures. Understanding the types and inherent risks associated with the design and erection of temporary structures is critically important to avoid damage, disruption and injuries.

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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

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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

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Poor condition of wood holding lag screws leads to platform collapse: TSB

December 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The fastening system of a wooden platform connecting the gangway of a passenger vessel to a dock had not been inspected since it was first installed five years ago, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Wednesday in an information

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Runway end safe areas should meet international standards: TSB

November 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated this week its warning of a lack of runway end safety areas in Canada that meet international standards. In December, 2007, TSB recommended that Transport Canada require all runways, with a length of greater

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U.S. “quiet car” safety standard to help prevent thousands of pedestrian injuries once fully implemented: NHTSA

November 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Pedestrian protection is the driving force behind a federal “quiet car” safety standard adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that will require an audible alert on all newly manufactured light-duty hybrid vehicles (HVs)