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 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 […]

Experts Weigh in on Autonomous Vehicle Ownership and Financing

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 21, 2017
Auto financing is here to stay when autonomous vehicles arrive on the road, but private ownership may be mixed in with fleet operators like rideshares or OEMs, according to panelists at a Reuters Newsmakers event yesterday, titled Self-driving cars: the Future of Autonomous Vehicles. The experts were asked by Mobility Finance what the model of ownership will […]

Future of Mobility, Part II: Rise of AVs Means Decline in Loan Volumes

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 20, 2017
With the rise of autonomous vehicles, loan volumes, as well as underwriting procedures, are posed to undergo a significant change. A Deloitte study explored the possible impact of self-driving vehicles on auto finance, and found that $500 billion in new loans and leases are originated annually, with 86% of new car purchases and 55% of used ones relying on […]
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