Waymo Partners With Insurance Startup to Roll Out Ride-hailing Service

  • Emma Sandler
  • December 19, 2017
Following Waymo’s announcement in November that it would launch a commercial ride-hailing service in 2018, Waymo has partnered with a startup to provide the proper insurance. Waymo currently operates a beta ride-hailing service to the public in Phoenix, Ariz., and will be work with Danville, Calif.-based Trov to provide on-demand trip insurance customized for passengers of Waymo’s soon-to-be-launched […]

Zego to Expand Pay-as-You-Go Insurance for Gig-Economy Drivers

  • Emma Sandler
  • August 2, 2017
Zego, an hourly insurer for commercial workers of the gig economy, raised over $1.3 million in seed funding to bring its product to delivery drivers and couriers en masse, the company announced earlier this week. Last Updated: 2nd August, 2017, 11:04 AM

5 Subscription Services Ushering New Ownership Models

  • Emma Sandler
  • August 1, 2017
Traditionally, there have been two ways of owning a vehicle: buying one or leasing one. But now you can subscribe to one. Riding on the subscription craze that has engulfed e-commerce for some time (think beauty and lifestyle subscriptions boxes, razor blade subscriptions, and entertainment streaming services), the automotive world is starting to catch up. […]

Uber to Provide Accident Insurance in France for Free, but There’s a Catch

  • Emma Sandler
  • July 26, 2017
Uber drivers and couriers in France will automatically receive accident insurance beginning this fall, as Uber and French insurance company Axa said yesterday. But the reason for this is not out of any altruism. Instead, it’s a legal requirement of Uber to comply with France’s latest labor law. Last Updated: 26th July, 2017, 11:04 AM

How Insurance Companies Should Prepare for Autonomous Cars

  • Emma Sandler
  • July 25, 2017
With the rapid advancement of autonomous vehicles, traditional personal auto insurance has the potential to be severely disrupted by new competition and shifts to other types of insurance coverage. The move to new business models will not be smooth, according to a June report from KPMG entitled, “The chaotic middle: The autonomous vehicle and disruption in automobile […]
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