Inaugural Issue of Mobility Finance Magazine Is Now Live

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 12, 2017
The first issue of Mobility Finance, which explores deep trends of the financing and insuring of alternative transportation, is now live. In this issue, find out why insurers are driving into rideshare, despite the speed bumps in coverage — including the very gray area of drivers accepting cash for rides. The issue also explores who […]

Autonomous Cars Will Challenge Auto Insurers, but Will Not Eliminate Them

  • Emma Sandler
  • April 25, 2017
As the technology behind autonomous cars inches forward — and future possibilities evolve into probabilities, which ultimately become reality — so too does the dilemma facing auto insurers: They aren’t ready. Not today anyway, and that’s not to say they are not preparing. Insurers appear optimistic that they can adapt, and of the major challenges […]

Root Insurance Preps for Self-Driving Cars, Eyes Rideshare Coverage

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 18, 2017
Root Insurance is preparing to adapt its business model to continued innovation in the mobility sector — from ridesharing to autonomous cars, Mobility Buzz has learned. And it all starts with the company’s new program for Tesla owners. The program offers Tesla owners a discount if they use Autosteer — an updated feature of Tesla’s […]

Uber Restarts Autonomous Car Tests After Arizona Crash

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 28, 2017
Uber put its self-driving cars back on the road yesterday, just three days after one of its cars was involved in a crash in Tempe, Ariz. But despite the short setback in autonomous testing, the crash will not affect Uber’s self-driving partnership with Daimler AG. In January, Daimler struck an agreement with Uber to include […]

AutoX Demos Self-Driving Car Using Camera-Only Approach

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 24, 2017
Nearing the era of autonomous cars, it seems everyone is racing to develop the best lidar sensor to enable the self-driving revolution. That is, everyone except AutoX. The startup is taking a more radical approach to self-driving by using only cameras. Tesla is also attempting to achieve fully self-driving capability using a camera-based system. But […]
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