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Connected Car Data Benefits Auto Insurance Lifecycle

Data derived from connected cars on the road today can improve auto insurance from both the insurer and insured perspective, according to Dawn Mortimer, AVP – IoT/Telematics Product Management at Verisk Insurance Solutions. The data collected by connected cars can …

New Car Buyers Don’t Seek out Safety Tech, but Happy to Have it

A new telematics study by LexisNexis Risk Solutions found that most car buyers don’t seek out advanced safety and connectivity features in new cars, however 76 percent of connected car owners are pleased when they discover the benefits of having …

Survey Reveals Bullish but Measured Outlook in Race to Self-Driving Cars

As Congress makes headway on legislation to expedite the rollout of self-driving cars, automotive and technology companies are already forging ahead in spite of lingering regulatory uncertainty and other challenges, according to a new survey conducted by law firm Foley …

Commentary: Tesla Boosted Range Prior to Irma, Raises Connected Car Questions

Last week, as millions of Floridians evacuated ahead of Hurricane Irma‘s landfall, Tesla owners received some unexpected help: added vehicle range. That boost – done over the air via the cars’ dedicated communications systems, and without the owners needing to …

The Future of Telematics

Though usage based insurance (UBI) has been around for some time, the use of telematics is expected to expand, according to Dawn Mortimer, assistant vice president of IoT/Telematics Claims Product Development for Verisk Insurance Solutions. “I’ve worked at carriers where …

Terrorists Could Target Connected Cars

Internet-connected and driverless cars could be targets for hackers – potentially including terrorists and hostile nations – so the automotive industry must ensure vehicles have built-in cybersecurity protection, a top U.S. Justice Department official said. “There is no Internet-connected system …

Identity Theft Likely to Rise With Dashboard Shopping

Hackers can already take control of a car. And as vehicles become rolling shopping malls, cybercriminals will have an opportunity to snatch your identity, too. Eager for a cut of drivers’ purchases of fast food, gas and more, automakers have …

Study Examines Whether Virtual Twin Can Increase Trust in Smartcars

Human error is estimated to cause more than 90 percent of traffic accidents, a percentage that might be drastically reduced by the implementation of self-driving cars featuring smart systems that control most aspects of driving. Although the potential benefits of …