Autonomous Cars to Prompt ‘Tipping Point’ in Insurance, Experts Say

  • Natalie Mattila
  • June 8, 2017
DETROIT — As vehicles enter into full autonomy, there will be a “tipping point” in the insurance industry, Mariel Devesa, head of product innovation at Farmers Insurance, said yesterday at TU-Automotive Detroit. The “tipping” point will be marked with a “shift” between personal policies and commercial policies, she said. In the short-term, the cost of insurance […]

How Rideshares Will Blend Into OEMs When Autonomous Cars Go Mainstream

  • Diana Asatryan
  • June 1, 2017
No doubt, 2017 is the year of autonomous. Major carmakers are not only testing driverless cars, but are beginning to deploy shuttle-like autonomous ridesharing services in closed environments. Ford Motor Co., for example, vowed to have its first batch of autonomous shared shuttles available on Ford factory campuses next year. It will also launch a […]

SPLT Sketches Plans to Add Carshare Model to Prep for Autonomous Future

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 24, 2017
SAN DIEGO — There is “a lot of money” in fleet management, which is why SPLT is planning another shift in its business model to include carsharing, Kristin Welch, the startup’s head of business development and corporate strategy, said at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 last week. “We are working with a large European fleet company […]

Chase Mulls Fleet Financing Options for an Autonomous Future

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 19, 2017
SAN DIEGO — While Chase Auto Finance is not in the fleet financing business, that could be the bank’s first point of entry, as autonomous cars come to market, Peter Gasparro, head of strategy and business development, said at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 yesterday. “Autonomous, ridesharing, or some of these emerging opportunities — right now […]

OSVehicle Shows Off New Self-Driving Car [VIDEO]

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 19, 2017
OSVehicle, a B2B self-driving vehicle startup that is working on white-label solutions for auto fleets owners, recently unveiled a new video showing off its concept. The autonomous vehicle is called “EDIT,” which the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company claims is the first “ready-to-use self-driving EV.” The vehicle is modular, open to different designs, and is a white-labelled vehicle, […]
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