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Safety of the vehicles, including the risk of hacking, remain key concerns for Americans regarding autonomous vehicles

Nissan LEAF at CEATEC Japan 2013 demonstrating Autonomous Drive

AIG conducted Autonomous Vehicle Insights study last month in partnership with McLaughlin & Associates and Pinkston Group. It studied the responses from 1,000 adults in the United States online, with an accuracy of +/- 3.1 percent at a 95 percent confidence interval. Americans are highly polarized as to whether to …

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Majority of drivers believe distracted driving is the biggest cause of auto accidents, a study shows

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A new Progressive Insurance study shows about one-third of drivers feel confident in their own ability to text and drive, yet the majority believe distracted driving is the biggest cause of auto accidents and more than 90% say it should be illegal. Here are a few key findings from the …

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Autonomous cars get puzzled by road signs

According to a new study led by the University of Washington, it was found that autonomous cars can be puzzled by road signs. The computer brain set used in autonomous cars could be fooled into thinking a Stop sign is a 45 mph Speed Limit or other sign if a …

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Ptolemus releases Usage-Based Insurance Global Study 100-page Free Abstract

PTOLEMUS Consulting Group has announced the release of the Usage-Based Insurance Global Study 2013 edition. The 800-page reference document will be available to download from the PTOLEMUS website from the 21st October. Interested insurers may, however, download the free 100-page abstract today Since the release of the first edition in …

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Mobile Devices takes the lead in telematics technology provider race: PTOLEMUS study

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UK: The Insurance Telematics study  by PTOLEMUS has ranked Mobile Devices as the no. 1 black box telematics technology provider for the European and North American markets, in a list of 21 global providers. In terms of customer segments, Mobile Devices also ranked first in Europe for Personal Lines, first …

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