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Auto Makers Seek to Limit Data Sharing with Tech Partners

Carmakers are limiting the data they share with technology partners Apple Inc and Google Inc through new systems that link smartphones to vehicle infotainment systems, defending access to information about what drivers do in their cars. Auto companies hope that …

USAA Piloting Auto Insurance Quotes in California Through Google Compare

California drivers shopping for auto insurance online can now receive USAA rate quotes and coverage information in their Google search results through the Google Compare service that debuted in March 2015. USAA is piloting the program in California in an …

Mobile App Data Flaw Leaves ‘Billions’ of Records at Risk: Security Researchers

Security researchers have uncovered a flaw in the way thousands of popular mobile applications store data online, leaving users’ personal information, including passwords, addresses, door codes and location data, vulnerable to hackers. The team of German researchers found 56 million …

Nevada Governor Wants Officials to Support Self-Driving Cars

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said this week he wants state transportation officials to consider adding support for self-driving cars as part of a multimillion-dollar highway widening and expansion project in Las Vegas. The Republican governor, who referenced a self-driving semitruck that …

Israel’s Illusive Networks Aims to Foil Hackers by Directing Them to Fake Data

Israeli start-up Illusive Networks says it can foil cyber hackers by lulling them into thinking they have found a way to steal data, which is actually fake. The company, set up last year, says algorithms in its software are able …

Google Compare and ITC in Online Partnership That Brings Agents into Mix

Google Compare is using a rating system provided by Insurance Technologies Corp., the Carrollton, Texas-based software provider announced Wednesday. In making the announcement ITC’s top executive said it’s a move that will keep agents involved in the online search for auto …

Compare.com CEO’s Vision for the Future – Right or Wrong

As early as 2016 or 2017 commercial insurance will likely be bought and sold regularly over the Internet. That likely-to-be controversial opinion is courtesy of Compare.com CEO Andrew Rose. As he speaks to a reporter, in one breath Rose doesn’t …

Google Compare May Go Beyond Auto Insurance

The way Valen Analytics President and CEO Dax Craig describes it, Google’s move into insurance with Google Compare for auto insurance is an “all-aboard, wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee” call to the insurance industry. His words were simpler: “Game changer.” The complexity of what …

Idaho Lawmakers Take Up Guidelines For Driverless Cars

Idaho citizens could soon be sharing the road with driverless cars. A Senate panel considered a bill earlier this week that would allow companies to test self-driving cars on Idaho highways. Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Sen. Bert Brackett says the plan’s …

Self-Driving Car Testing Rules Adopted by California

California has new rules that govern the testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The rules, approved Monday by state attorneys, require a human to be in the driver’s seat when a computer takes control during testing. They’re a response …