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RIMS 2016: Star Trek Tools, Workers Comp’s Future Help Draw Biggest Crowd in 13 Years

Workers’ compensation, geopolitical risks, recalls, disaster response, the captive industry and cyber security were among the topics of sessions held throughout the final day of the annual RIMS conference for risk management and insurance professionals in San Diego, Calif. The …

Insurers Could Find an Early-Mover Advantage from Telematics: Fitch

The motor insurance industry faces a significant shake-up from two waves of technological innovation – the growth of telematics and the development of driverless cars, according to Fitch. Over the short term, telematics will have a bigger impact on the …

Google Takes Partial Blame After Self-Driving Car Hit Bus

Alphabet Inc.’s Google said on Monday it bears “some responsibility” after one of its self-driving cars struck a municipal bus in a minor crash earlier this month. The crash may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars …

More Than 40% of Insurers See Google as Potential Threat: Capgemini Report

More than 40 percent of insurers see Google as a potential threat because of its strong brand and ability to use customer data, a report released on Tuesday said. And young, mobile phone-friendly consumers may bypass traditional insurers for “new, …

Google Self-Driving Car Hits Bus in California Crash

Alphabet Inc.’s Google self-driving car struck a municipal bus in a minor crash, in what may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another vehicle. In a Feb. 23 report filed with California regulators, Google said …

Insurance Industry Analyzes Google’s Failed Online Insurance Experiment

The insurance industry had a lot to say about what Google did wrong a day after the search engine giant said it would be pulling the plug on its year-long Google Compare experiment selling auto insurance online. Many believe that …

Exclusive: Google to Shut Down Online Insurance Site, Partners Say

It appears Google Compare’s grand experiment in online comparison shopping for auto insurance is dead – for now at least. Insurance Journal has learned that two of Google Compare’s major partners were told today that the giant tech firm is shutting …

Self-Driving Vehicles Meet Their Match When Snow Creates Sensor Blindness

In Jokkmokk, a tiny hamlet just north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, where temperatures can dip to 50 below, Volvo Cars’ self-driving XC90 sport-utility vehicle met its match: frozen flakes that caked on radar sensors essential to reading the …

U.S. to Ease Safety Rules to Accelerate Driverless Cars

f- Self-driving cars will get closer to appearing on American roads under a U.S. Transportation Department plan to speed their rollout. Regulators will allow automakers that can demonstrate they have a safe autonomous vehicle to apply for exemptions to certain …

Self-Driving Cars Still Need Human Help in California Tests

Futuristic self-driving cars traveling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles this week released reports filed by seven companies the agency gave permission to test prototype vehicles in public. …