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What’s missing from driverless vehicle rollout plan

January 19, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Driverless vehicles need to have some way of communicating with police, fire and ambulance responders, an auto manufacturers’ group said in a recent report. First responders have ways of handling situations they encounter in traffic but there are no  “common

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Driverless cars are now allowed on Ontario roads

January 23, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek has announced that, as of Jan. 1, participants in Ontario’s automated vehicle pilot program can test driverless cars on public roadways, under strict conditions. The program’s nine participants – including BlackBerry’s QNX, Magna, Uber and the

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How driverless vehicles may make crash injuries worse

October 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

The severity of some accidents may increase as vehicles become driverless, in part because driver orientation will change, a crash reconstructionist told Canadian Underwriter in an interview last week. Currently, drivers are sitting in their seats, properly belted with their

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Could smart cities be held liable for driverless car crashes?

September 27, 2018 by Jason Contant

Fully autonomous vehicles that communicate with other vehicles and city infrastructure will create a brand new exposure for insurers and municipalities. Traditionally, when there is a pedestrian bodily injury claim from a vehicle accident, there is two parties – the

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Will current auto liability regime apply to driverless cars?

February 7, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance and traffic laws probably need to change when motorists start sharing the road with driverless cars, a speaker told claims specialists Tuesday. There are now vehicles on the roads with limited self-driving capabilities (as opposed to having no steering

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Automated public transit vehicles back on Toronto City Council agenda

July 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A proposal to ask the Toronto Transit Commission to report on a plan for automated vehicle technology will be back before City Council next week. Toronto City Council’s executive committee voted June 28 in favour of requesting that the TTC