Report shows auto-braking cars have cut claims by 45 per cent

Report shows auto-braking cars have cut claims by 45 per cent | Insurance Business Canada

Report shows auto-braking cars have cut claims by 45 per cent
With self-driving cars about to go public in California a report from a leading research facility shows the potential for the insurance industry. Thatcham Research Centre in England which carries out studies for the UK insurance industry found that autonomous auto-braking systems already fitted to traditional cars have cut the level of insurance claims by 45 per cent. It says that all new cars should be fitted with the technology. Previous studies have suggested that the safety feature, central to self-driving vehicles, have cut claims by 20 per cent so this represents a large shift. The researchers say autonomous braking systems are the most important active safety feature they have seen for years.