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APCIA Warns Thefts, Inflation and Risky Driving Pushing Auto Claim Severity

Auto loss costs climbed rapidly this year as vehicle traffic returned nearly to pre-pandemic levels and motorists adopted more risky behaviors, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association said in a white paper released on Monday. An increase in claim frequency …

Alphabet’s Waymo Says Its Tech Would Avoid Fatal Human Crashes

The autonomous-car artificial intelligence from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo avoided or mitigated crashes in most of a set of virtually recreated fatal accidents, according to a white paper the company published Monday. The simulations were based on 72 fatal crashes that …

U.S. Traffic Deaths Skyrocket After Coronavirus Lockdowns Expire

WASHINGTON — U.S. traffic deaths jumped dramatically after coronavirus lockdowns ended in 2020, rising 13.1% in the three months ending Sept. 30 to the highest rate since 2005 despite a decline in driving, auto safety regulators said on Wednesday. In …

Boeing To Pay $2.5B to Settle U.S. Criminal Probe Into 737 Max Crashes

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE/CHICAGO — Boeing Co will pay more than $2.5 billion in fines and compensation after reaching a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over two plane crashes that killed a total of 346 people and led to the grounding …

American Airlines Restarts U.S. Commercial Boeing 737 MAX Flights

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO — Boeing’s 737 MAX resumed passenger flights in the United States for the first time on Tuesday after a 20-month safety ban was lifted last month. American Airlines Flight 718 departed Miami around 10:40 a.m., bound for New York’s …

Rusty Pilots Making Flying Errors Is Next Aviation Headache

On Sept. 15, an Indonesian flight carrying 307 passengers and 11 crew to the northern city of Medan momentarily veered off the runway after landing, sparking an investigation by the country’s transport safety regulator. It found the pilot had flown …

US Ends Boeing 737 MAX Flight Ban After Crash Probes

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE — Boeing Co won approval on Wednesday from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again after two fatal crashes that triggered two years of regulatory scrutiny and corporate upheaval. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed …

Car Crashes Deadlier as Drivers Speed During Lockdowns

Coronavirus lockdowns led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities, a Reuters analysis shows. In New York City, the ratio of …

United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 Max Until Early March

CHICAGO, Nov 15 — United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits …

Opioid-Related Car Crash Deaths in Maryland Hold Steady Over Decade

A new approach to defining opioid-related auto fatalities provides insight into the nature and distribution of opioid-involved deaths in the state of Maryland, say the authors of a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of …