Monthly Archives: July 2015


Google’s omnipresence

This month, Google announced the creation of Sidewalk Labs.

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Drones in insurance

A new FAA ruling will allow the Property Drone Consortium (including Allstate) to fly drones for property claims research on behalf of customers.

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Ride-sharing insurance

Allstate has joined the growing list of US carriers offering ride-sharing insurance and GEICO announced it is bringing end-to-end ride-share insurance to Texas.

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Consumer acceptance of driverless technology

More than 1 in 4 Americans state they would support limits on humans driving cars.

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Jurisdictions demonstrating an interest in driverless technology

More and more jurisdictions are demonstrating interest in opening up their roads and highways for the testing of driverless vehicle technology.

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Canada’s oilsands turn to self-driving trucks

In Canada, oilsands companies looking to cut costs and boost productivity are turning to self-driving trucks.

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Tomorrow’s trucking

Trucking fleets may be early adopters of self-drive technology.

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Cross-industry collaborations

Baidu has suggested that it will “roll out” a NHTSA Level 3 autonomous vehicle by the end of this year.

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Insurance industry preparedness

A report published this month concludes that insurers are unprepared for autonomous vehicles.

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Vehicular connectivity: exponential growth

By 2020, one in five vehicles in the world will have wireless network connectivity built into their systems.

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