How Insurance Companies Should Prepare for Autonomous Cars

With the rapid advancement of autonomous vehicles, traditional personal auto insurance has the potential to be severely disrupted by new competition and shifts to other types of insurance coverage. The move to new business models will not be smooth, according to a June report from KPMG entitled, “The chaotic middle: The autonomous vehicle and disruption in […]
  • Emma Sandler
  • July 25, 2017
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PolySync to Democratise Autonomous Research with Open Source Platform

In the tech world, open-source software is an increasingly popular model for developers to share and learn through collaboration, and thus drive innovation. Not so much in the auto world. But a Portland, Ore.-based software startup is set to change that. PolySync, which develops next generation software for autonomous cars, announced the launch of Open […]
  • Diana Asatryan
  • December 12, 2016
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Collaborate to Innovate Mobility, Expert Says

Cross-pollination between tech companies and auto manufacturers is no longer optional, it’s a “necessary,” Michael Macauley, chief executive of Quadrant Information Services, cautioned. “As cars become devices that we drive or don’t drive, and devices become more integrated with our transportation experience across modes,” the two industries need to learn to work together rather than […]
  • Diana Asatryan
  • December 9, 2016
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Driverless Cars Put Insurers on a Complex New Road

In August, Ford Motor Co. announced plans to produce fully autonomous cars by 2021. These vehicles will be manufactured in high-volume production and will be tailored for ride-hailing and ride-sharing operations, which means they will not have steering wheels, brake pedals, or other controls for human occupants. “This is a new world for insurers,” said […]
  • Quadrant Information Services
  • September 28, 2016
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