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Telematics data collection standard in development

Open standard for the collection of vehicle sensor data for telematics could see car manufacturers building in insurance telematics devices. Octo Telematics is developing a non-proprietary protocol for telematics data collection, within the in-vehicle Java Virtual Machine (JVM) environment. The …

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Concern over insurance disputes with driverless cars

SmartWitness survey shows the level of concern held by motorists on the dispute process over insurance claims involving autonomous vehicles. A survey undertaken by in-vehicle surveillance company, SmartWitness, has been gauging the public reaction to the advent of driverless cars …

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Autonomy to have profound effect on insurance industry

Volvo and Thatcham Research are discussing the effects of autonomous driving technology on the motor vehicle insurance industry in the next two decades. A high level discussion is taking place today in the UK headed by Volvo Cars and Thatcham …

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Summer safety advice to motorcyclists

US insurance company offers advice on taking to two wheels safely as the start of the motorcycling season gets underway in America. As the month of May gets underway and the USA sees it as “Motorcycle Safety Month”, insurance company …

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Reasons why some drivers leave accident scenes

University research analyses the reasons why drivers leave accident scenes in hit-and-run incidents within the UK. In an attempt to get to the bottom of why drivers sometimes flee from the scene of a collision without leaving their details or …

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Toyota launches telematics insurance services in USA

US drivers will have access to a new telematics based insurance service from joint venture set up by Toyota in the country. Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in the USA have joined with a major insurance …

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Insurer rates professions on driving skills

According to one way of assessing skills through insurance claims, roofers and lorry drivers are better drivers than accountants and doctors. Truck drivers often bear the brunt of motorists’ complaints but new figures suggest they’re actually the fourth best drivers …

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Ireland freight operators suffer large insurance increases

The Freight Transport Association is preparing to confront the insurance industry on unreasonably large increases in insurance premiums for all operators in Ireland. The increase in commercial motor insurance premiums was the hot topic under discussion at the recent FTA …

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Risk factors for teenage drivers

Geico has issued a guide to parents of novice drivers on what factors most influence the chances of teenagers being involved in serious collisions. US insurance company, Geico, has issued advice to the parents of teenage drivers to enable them …

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Engineering body encourages vehicle autonomy

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has issued a report calling for more encouragement for driverless cars and vehicle autonomy usage. Within the report headed by Philippa Oldham, the Head of Transport at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in the …

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