Category Archives: Auto

Why new telematics data are transforming auto insurance pricing — Again

Intuitively, it makes sense that using actual data that answer when, where, how and how often a vehicle is driven should be a far more accurate way to measure risk and price auto insurance than risk proxies, such as age … Continue reading →

Connectivity in cars – Developing cyber risks

The modern vehicle exemplifies the interconnectivity of modern systems. Computer systems can now control navigation, braking, steering and many other safety and performance functions. Additional functions can allow vehicle tracking, speed control and unprecedented access to the enormous amount of … Continue reading →

The strategic opportunity of risk in the transportation industries

The transportation sector’s intimate relationship with the global economy means that its modern practitioners face risks that are influenced by factors such as increasingly complex markets commercial alliances transient workforces disparate regulatory frameworks the inexorable march of technology geopolitical shifts … Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

An Inflection Point for UK Motor-Related Injury Claims?

Since their implementation in 2005, Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs)—which allow the majority of a claim to be paid to individuals in installments rather than purely as a lump sum, often for the duration of the claimant’s life—have become increasingly common … Continue reading →

Connected Cars and Cyber-Security: A Growing Risk

Auto manufacturers are busy cyber-proofing their products to ensure greater passenger safety and to prevent the market potential of “connected” cars from being held hostage by attacks. Continue reading →

Ghosts in the (Driving) Machine – and on the Witness Stand

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Can a balance be created between life-saving autonomous car technology and tort law, or will the fear of large verdicts stop manufacturers from deploying the new technology? Continue reading →

What do the Changes to UK Driving Licenses Mean for Employers?

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As of June 8, 2015, the paper counterpart to the standard photo card driving licence are no longer valid nor issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), for driving licence holders in England, Scotland and Wales; Northern Ireland … Continue reading →

Vehicles of the Future Pose New Product Recall Risk

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It was recently reported that Apple has started the process of attracting automotive engineers to work on a new initiative. Elon Musk’s well-known brand, Tesla, is currently synonymous with electric vehicle technology, but it is likely that the space will … Continue reading →

US Auto Liability Market Trends – Q3 2014

Auto Liability Middle Market Market Trends: Q3 2014

Primary auto rate increases are averaging +2.0% countrywide, which continues a downward trend from +2.7% last quarter and +3.9% a year ago. Continue reading →