How Avis-Waymo Partnership Will Impact the Future of AVs

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 29, 2017
Earlier this week two national car rental agencies partnered up with two of the biggest tech companies in the United States, potentially marking a definitive change in the autonomous vehicle market. On Monday, Avis Budget Group and Waymo said they would be non-exclusive partners in Phoenix, Ariz., where Waymo is currently testing self-driving vehicles through its […]

How Autonomous Cars Will Open Doors for Lenders to Invest in Infrastructure

  • Natalie Mattila
  • June 28, 2017
Once autonomous vehicles enter the space, the pool of driver-owned, shared vehicles will start to “cannibalize” itself as production shifts to commercial autonomous fleets, Angus Ross, digital transformation and innovation leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP, said during a panel at CBA Live in April. And due to this shift in production, Deloitte predicts commercial vehicle […]

Renault-Nissan Alliance Plans a Driverless Ridehailing Service

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 27, 2017
Automakers are looking to additional revenue streams as the future of mobility continuously shifts into a shared, connected, and autonomous model; Renault-Nissan Alliance is not an exception. The Alliance, which is a strategic partnership since 1999 between Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Renault SA, includes Nissan and Renault brands, as well as Infiniti and Mitsubishi. The Alliance […]

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 […]
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