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Insurance Techknowledgy: Marble Opens Up Wallet; AXA Funds Idelic’s Analytics; Markel Backs Counterpart Platform

Insurtechs focused on consumer management of insurance policies and commercial fleet analytics are expanding their reach following funding rounds. Also, a new platform for offering management liability insurance to small firms debuts with backing from Markel. Marble Digital insurance policy …

Florida Could Expand Self-Driving Car Law

Self-driving vehicles could be operated in Florida without a human backup under a bill approved by a House committee last week, which could pave the way for companies like Uber and Lyft to deploy fleets of driverless vehicles. Republican sponsor …

Rocket Ship, Flying Vehicle or Driverless Car? Guess Which Americans Fear Most

If the future were now, American travelers would feel safer on a rocket to space than being a passenger in a self-driving or autonomous vehicle, a survey by travel and specialty insurer Allianz Global Assistance USA finds. With experimental transport …

Airbus Vows Self-Piloted ‘Flying Car’ Prototype by End of 2017

Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said this week. Airbus last year formed a …

Self-Driving Truck Hits the Road in Ohio

A self-driving truck is scheduled to hit the road in central Ohio in conjunction with an announcement about new state investments to support researching that kind of transportation technology. Officials say the vehicle from self-driving truck maker Otto would travel …

First Licensed Autonomous Freight Truck Hits the Road in U.S.

In a ceremony at Hoover Dam, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck, what it says is the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the U.S. The vehicle promises to …