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Educating the Public About Distracted Driving: Dos and Don’ts

January 23, 2018 by David Gambrill

Public education strategies must supplement tougher laws if insurers wish to curb the number of claims arising from distracted driving, says the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF). Despite increasing fines and penalties for distracted driving, nearly one in four fatal

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Ontario technology hubs key for GM Canada’s plans for driverless cars

January 22, 2018 David Paddon - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MARKHAM, Ont. – General Motors of Canada sees Ontario’s strength in advanced technologies as strategically important for its plans for creating safe, driverless vehicles in the near future, its CEO said Friday at the launch of a new software centre

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Why consumers may be snubbing telematics

January 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Privacy and security concerns may be contributing to a lower-than-expected uptake of telematics programs, Andrew Lo, the president and CEO of Kanetix Ltd., said on Monday. Also, there seems to be some confusion among consumers about the data insurers are

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The insurance industry’s challenge in recruiting forensic engineers

December 8, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The challenge for the property and casualty insurance industry in recruiting young engineers is that engineers generally want to make things instead of figuring out why things crashed or burned. “We have had a challenging time servicing our clients in

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November auto sales fall as lower car sales offset gains in light trucks

December 4, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

TORONTO – The number of new cars and light trucks sold in Canada last month dipped lower compared with a year ago, according to sales figures compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants. Total light vehicle sales fell 1.2 per cent to

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Ontario government launches autonomous vehicle demonstration zone in Stratford

November 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Ontario announced on Wednesday that it has launched the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) in Stratford, Ont., a “unique demonstration zone” that is among the first of its kind in Canada to “allow researchers to hone the

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Canada ‘easily’ on track to hit record vehicle sales in 2017 after strong October

November 3, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

RICHMOND HILL, Ont. – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says annual vehicle sales are easily on track to cruise past two million for the first time after another record-setting month. The consulting firm says October sales hit about 164,200 vehicles for a

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Discovering a work-life balance

November 3, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Since its start in Pat Lodewijkx’s converted laundry room almost 13 years ago, Discovery Claims is proof that vision plus hard work can pay off for the risk-taking entrepreneur. The Surrey, British Columbia-based independent adjusting firm has overcome hurdles and

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Strength in Numbers

November 3, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Tech trends influencing claims adjusting in Canada

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MPI earns certification by Certified Collision Care, which has strategic partnerships with major automakers

October 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance’s (MPI) new centre for automotive research and training has been officially certified by Certified Collision Care, which has strategic partnerships with Fiat Chrysler Canada, Ford Motor Company of Canada and Nissan Canada for OEM certification. The new

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Manitoba Public Insurance opens new centre for automotive research and training

October 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) has opened a new, state-of-the-art centre for automotive research and training to keep pace with “rapid changes in the design, construction, technology and reparability of motor vehicles,” provincial Minister of Crown Services Cliff Cullen announced on

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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