Category Archives: Auto

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

self driving car, animated

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?

British car

As of June 8, 2015, the paper counterpart to the standard photo card driving licence are no longer valid nor issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), for driving licence holders in England, Scotland and Wales; Northern Ireland … Continue reading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

car concept

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 →

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Primary auto rate increases are averaging +2.7% countrywide, which continues a downward trend from +3.3% last quarter and +3.9% for the previous quarter and +4.4% a year ago. Continue reading →

Groundhog Day for Product Recall

Cars in dumpster

Recent recalls in the automotive sector have emphasised the very real threat product recall poses to the longevity and even the very existence of some of the world’s best known companies. Continue reading →

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q4 2013

Auto Liability: Q4 2013

Primary North American auto rate increases are averaging +3.3% countrywide, which continues a downward trend from +3.9% last quarter and +4.2% for the second quarter. Continue reading →

Which Cars Thieves Prefer–and How to Protect Yours

Car Thief

After traveling approximately 820,000 miles commuting to work during my career, my attitude toward my vehicles has always been pretty pragmatic–occasionally veering into the phlegmatic when broken down on the highway.  But when the National Insurance Crime Bureau reported the … Continue reading →

North American Insurance Buyers Facing Improved Market Conditions

Marketplace Realities: 2014

Property insurance rates are coming down, and the upward rate pressure on many other lines of business is easing. This is the word from Willis North America’s Marketplace Realities, the longstanding semiannual publication predicting price movement and key trends for … Continue reading →