Will self-driving cars make personal auto policies a thing of the past?
The future of transportation may not be so friendly for auto insurers, who may be forced to change the way policies are structured and sold as self-driving cars hit the street
Uninsured drivers remain on streets despite Mississauga Uber ban
Uber may have won legal status in Toronto, but it has struck out in the neighbouring city of Mississauga, receiving a ban from city council. However, uninsured ride-share drivers are likely to remain on the streets
Brokerage taps into social smarts to target teen market
Teen drivers are at the highest risk on the road – but they’re a notoriously tricky audience for auto insurers to reach. One Calgary-based brokerage has taken the hashtag approach to reach out – and it’s #smart
Ride-share insurance space to heat up as Uber given legal status
Now that Uber has received legal status in one of Canada’s biggest markets, insurers are already looking at new product offerings for this growing market
Quebec latest province to offer ride-share insurance
As the ride-sharing movement grows across Canada, the issue of sufficient driver coverage becomes an increasingly hot topic. In one province ride-sharing drivers now have an option for coverage from one major carrier, should ride-sharing be legalized there.
Uber is legal in Toronto – will insurers step up?
The City of Toronto has given Uber a green light to operate legally – could this pave the way for increased competition for ride-share insurance providers?
Self-driving cars could mean more sex in the driver’s seat
Testing is underway for self-driving cars in Canada – but some industry experts are concerned a “hands-off” approach to the wheel could mean hanky panky in the driver’s seat
The Toronto Taxi Alliance says Uber drivers must provide proof of insurance
As Toronto’s city council prepares to vote on Uber’s legality, both the ride-share company and taxi drivers are rallying against the proposal on the table. The taxi drivers want proof of insurance from ride-share drivers, while Uber has threatened to leave the city altogether should the measures pass
Higher Insurance Premiums Draw Condemnation from Newfoundland and Labrador Truckers’ Association
Price hikes for insurance premiums and diesel costs have the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association calling foul, pointing to “serious implications” for truck drivers
Volvo announces self-driving car trial, self insurance too
Who’s at fault when a self-driven car is involved in an accident? According to one major manufacturer, the automaker should be, as it accepts full responsibility