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Tesla Autopilot let driver rely too much on automation: Investigator

September 4, 2019 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – A government investigation has found that a design flaw in Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a firetruck parked along a California freeway. The National

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Garneau talks self-driving cars with Tesla execs, and makes Canadian pitch

October 16, 2017 Jordan Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Under the California sun, Marc Garneau pressed a button to let a car take him for a spin as part of a joy ride that was more business than pleasure. While much attention this week went to Prime

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Investigators cite Tesla Autopilot limits in fatal crash

September 13, 2017 Joan Lowy - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – Design limitations of the Tesla Model S’s Autopilot played a major role in the first known fatal crash of a highway vehicle operating under automated control systems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The board said the

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Incremental disruption in insurance industry “like death by a thousand cuts”: Insurance Analytics Canada speaker

June 30, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry has been very incremental in dealing with disruption and needs a drastic shift from historical analysis to predictive, future risk models, a speaker suggested on Wednesday at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit. “You cannot disrupt with incrementalism,”

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The toughest challenge for self-driving cars? Human drivers

May 11, 2017 Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis. A self-driving car would be programmed to drive at the

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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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Uber resumes self-driving car program after brief suspension

March 27, 2017 The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend. The company had also grounded self-driving cars in San Francisco over the weekend but

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Connected things to reach “tipping point very shortly,” Insurance-Canada Broker Forum speaker suggests

March 2, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

There will be a “tipping point very shortly” involving connected things, a speaker suggested on Wednesday at the Insurance-Canada.ca Broker Forum. Ryan Spinner, head of innovation with Aviva Canada, was speaking during a panel discussion titled Distribution in the InsurTech

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Self-driving car prototypes need less human help, data show

February 2, 2017 Justin Pritchard - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES – Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup driver intervening, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators. The data reflect safety-related incidents reported by

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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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Telematics subscribers using embedded systems to reach 170 million worldwide by 2021, from 26.5 million at the end of 2015: report

December 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of telematics service subscribers using embedded systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36.4% from 26.5 million subscribers at the end of 2015 to 170.2 million subscribers at the end of 2021, according to

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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.