Aviva states it is in talks with driverless carmakers

Major firm says that if the deal is signed it would be a first for the company

Aviva states it is in talks with driverless carmakers

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Aviva has revealed that it has been in talks with companies that are developing driverless car technologies, looking to seal deals with manufacturers and developers.

The company’s international insurance CEO Maurice Tulloch has confirmed that Aviva is talking to “a number” of self-driving tech companies, “as I’m sure a number of people are.”

A deal with one of these driverless car companies could mean drivers who purchase their cars from such a company automatically gain insurance through Aviva, or could lead to a partnership with a start-up in the sector.

Tulloch said that “if signed this would an Aviva first.”

One of the companies Aviva is discussing deals with is based in Canada, The Telegraph reported. Tulloch himself hinted that talks with this specific company are at an advanced stage.

A recent survey found that about one in four Canadians (26%) “can’t wait” for self-driving cars to be a reality. Among specific age groups, 36% of those aged 18-34 said they are eagerly anticipating driverless technology.

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