Munich RE Launches a New Line of Insurance for Low-Speed AVs

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 26, 2017
Munich Reinsurance America Inc.’s Mobility Domain unit will begin offering insurance solutions for low-speed autonomous vehicles, the company said last week. Launched in 2015, Mobility Domain focuses on establishing strategic partnerships and pilot projects that enable Munich RE and its clients to research and develop better underwriting practices for future mobility, including research with vehicle telematics, […]

Future of Mobility, Part V: Race to the Top

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 26, 2017
As of June 15, 2017, there were more than 30 different tech companies and OEMs that have Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permits from the state of California — and they’re all rushing to be the first to offer a commercially viable vehicle. Some of these companies are very familiar to an average customer and have strong brand recognition […]

Future of Mobility, Part IV: Where Fintech and the Cloud Come In

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 23, 2017
Fintech. The cloud. Digital wallets. Blockchain. These are all buzzwords typical to the banking and payments space, but within the mobility landscape they are only starting to gain traction. But that does not mean these terms are insignificant or that they aren’t actively playing a role in the transformation of mobility consumption or auto finance. With […]

Navya to Deploy Driverless Shuttles at University of Michigan [Video]

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 23, 2017
Navya, a French startup that makes fully electric and autonomous shuttles, will be deploying two passenger shuttles this fall at the University of Michigan the company said this week. The shuttles, which can transport 15 passengers each, will move students autonomously between Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex and its Lurie Engineering Center across a two-mile route. […]

Future of Mobility, Part III: The Role Dealerships Will Play

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 22, 2017
Auto dealerships have purportedly been around for well over a century, and have become an integral part of the car shopping experience. But with the advent of autonomous vehicles — and current OEMs like Tesla doing away with dealerships in favor of showrooms — the traditional dealership and its financing arm will have to pivot into new […]
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