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Automobile manufacturers are taking significant steps towards developing autonomous vehicles. This might see a gigantic decrease in the number of accidents, giving rise to the big question — do we actually need auto insurance if cars are no longer involved in crashes?

Self-driving Cars

The Insurance Impact of Self-driving Cars and Shared Mobility – Tech Crunch

“We’re going to see more change in the next five to 10 years than we’ve seen in the last 50,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, on record. While that statement is now a year old, it continues to ring true. Vehicle ownership is changing and self-driving cars will be implemented in the next decade. What will affect the insurance industry more: self-driving cars or shared mobility?


How the Tesla Crash Impacted Public Opinion about Driverless Cars

For multiple reasons driverless cars have caught the fancy of auto makers, insurers and the public. While some care for an effortless ride to their chosen destination, others believe it would reduce the number of accidents on road. But the recent crash of Tesla car during testing raised many questions about the safety of self-driving cars. Are these really safe and who shall be blamed in case there’s an accident?


Self-Driving Cars Promise a ‘Revolution,’ But Not Necessarily a Positive One – Phys.org

With self-driving car technology rapidly advancing and such vehicles already driving on city streets, the time is ripe to start talking about how they might change more than just how we get around. Self-driving cars won’t just be cool technological gadgets. They are also likely to spur profound changes to the economy and society.


Self-Driving Cars: A View From 2025 – Wards Auto

All of the main human-error causes of accidents involve functions that automated cars likely will perform significantly better than humans. An array of self-driving cars will be on the road within the next decade.


Can Self-Driving Cars be Programmed to Kill You?

  Imagine you are in charge of the switch on a trolley track. The express is due any minute; but as you glance down the line you see a school bus, filled with children, stalled at the level crossing. No problem; that’s why you have this switch. But on the alternate track there’s more trouble: Your child, who has come to work with you, has fallen down on the rails and can’t get up. That […]