As the driver in a fatal autonomous Uber car crash from 2018 was charged with negligent homicide, the insurance industry has warned more needs to be done before introducing Automated Lane Keeping Systems onto UK roads next year.
Insurers have welcomed the government’s consultation into the safe use of automated lane keeping systems in vehicles but warned against making the “huge leap” of believing this “clever bit of technology” is the same as an automated car.
One of the original insurtech poster children, Trov recently pulled its personal lines offering in the UK and quickly followed this up by partnering with Lloyds and Halifax on renters’ insurance. Trov CEO and co-founder Scott Walchek sat down with Jen…
In the second of our series of podcasts with Motor Insurance World speakers David Williams, managing director of underwriting and technical services at Axa, is interviewed by Post’s content director Jonathan Swift, outlining what challenges insurers can…
Pressure from manufacturers to extend the definition of what counts as an autonomous vehicle could lead to more accidents, Axa’s David Williams has warned.
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Jonathan Hewett replaced Peter Shaw as CEO of Thatcham Research in January this year. He spoke to Post about Thatcham’s 50th anniversary, vehicle 2.0 and the trends in the motor industry.
Jeffrey Skelton has worked for Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions for more than 17 years and in July was appointed as managing director for insurance for UK and Ireland. Harry Curtis spoke to him about his career to date and future plans.
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Fifty years ago, as the first Ford Capris, Austin Maxis and Aston Martin DBS V8s arrived on the UK’s forecourts, Thatcham Research was established to improve vehicle safety standards and contain claims cost. However Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at…
The current credit hire regime has no place for choice other than a hire car for the duration of repair, even though that might not meet the needs of the claimant. James Roberts, business development director for insurance at Europcar Mobility Group UK,…
At the Monte Carlo annual rendezvous this week, Lloyd’s chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown said the corporation was ready to “hang” perpetrators of bad behaviour after its culture survey revealed some “sobering” results.
Thatcham has published guidelines to help transition vehicles from assisted to automated driving.
Driverless technology will shape the future of motor insurance. Thatcham offered Post the chance to trial a driverless car at a test track in Nuneaton, and see how the technology will change over the next six years.
Adoption of autonomous vehicles could wipe 60% off motor premiums, lawyers have said.
Electric car maker Tesla has launched its own insurance offering for drivers of its vehicles in California, with plans to expand to more US states in future.
The tipping point between level two and level three automation is a potentially dangerous place, according to the head of motor at Direct Line.
As a data-rich industry, the insurance sector can add value to the customer experience by using this information to enhance the way products and services are delivered. Graeme Howard, chief technology officer at Covéa Insurance, believes it’s essential…
Rick Preston, head of the intelligence team at insurance fraud law firm, Horwich Farrelly, looks at the claims challenges the sector could face as the next generation of ‘intelligent cars’ hit the road.
May is upon us and that means that thousands of insurance brokers are preparing for the annual camp out in Manchester to hear what their trade body the British Insurance Brokers’ Association is doing for them, plans to do for them and how insurers can…
Trials for driverless cars are moving up in the UK, while they have stalled in some parts of the US due to reported deaths. Mark Hemsted, partner at Clyde & Co, argues that the public looking for perfection in this area could be misguided.
Exclusive: Tesla’s plan to launch its own insurance for customers within a month has raised questions over how it will affect its current affinity deals with insurers.
For all the work has been done by the insurance industry to contain and control personal injury costs, many are seeing repair claims increasing as a result of a wider use of advanced driver-assistance systems. Edward Murray looks at what the sector can…
Insurance has a long history but as David Germain, chief technology officer for RSA, explains, the sector still needs to keep up with technology.