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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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Calgary city council changes rules to accommodate Uber operations

November 29, 2016 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The ride-hailing service Uber is now free to do business in the City of Calgary. City council has voted to amend its rules, meaning the fee structure for ride sharers would now be scalable and the application process

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Insurance industry moving too slowly, must keep pace: Forgeron

October 25, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Canada’s property and casualty industry – in need of a regulatory environment that fosters the innovation and responsiveness consumers are demanding – is at risk of losing pace to new competitors, Don Forgeron, president and CEO of Insurance Bureau of

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Tesla equipping cars to drive completely on their own

October 20, 2016 Michael Liedtke - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to take over that responsibility. The announcement made

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Brokers are ‘not competition to each other,’ IBAO keynote speaker says

October 19, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance brokers who compete against one another need to change their mindset and work with their competitors to address threats which could disrupt the industry, a speaker suggested Wednesday in Toronto. “If you all think each other are the competition,

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U.S. government previews rules of the road for self-driving cars

September 20, 2016 Joan Lowy and Justin Pritchard - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – Obama administration officials previewed long-awaited guidance Monday that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation’s roadways safely – without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can’t make it to market quickly. Traditional automakers and tech companies

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Uber gives riders a preview of the driverless future

September 14, 2016 Dake Kang - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PITTSBURGH – Uber riders in Pittsburgh can get a glimpse of the future by summoning a car capable of handling most of the tasks of driving on its own. Starting Wednesday morning, a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions will pick

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Montreal taxi industry to meet Tuesday to discuss Uber deal

September 13, 2016 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Representatives of Montreal’s taxi industry are scheduled to meet Tuesday to draft a response to the recent deal between the provincial government and ride-hailing company Uber. Taxi drivers are almost unanimously against the agreement, which allows Uber to

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Quebec taxi lobby furious with Uber deal; considering legal action, protests

September 9, 2016 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Quebec’s taxi lobby called the government’s nascent deal with Uber a betrayal and a humiliation, while Premier Philippe Couillard countered Thursday the one-year pilot project doesn’t pose a threat to the traditional cabbie industry. Taxi drivers blocked traffic

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Allstate Canada now offering personal coverage for ride-for-hire drivers in Alberta

August 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Allstate Insurance Company of Canada announced on Monday that it has launched its personal coverage solution for drivers operating ride-for-hire vehicles within Alberta. Effective Aug. 22, coverage will be available for eligible drivers through Allstate Canada in the form

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Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

August 19, 2016 Justin Pritchard and Tom Krisher - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to