Insurance News – Friday, April 29, 2016

Here are the leading auto insurance headlines from ONTARIO AUTO INSURANCE TOPICS ON TWITTER for Friday, April 29, 2016:

  • The driverless car revolution is taking the world by storm, but Canada has been slow to join. Only one Canadian province, Ontario, has allowed autonomous cars to be tested on its roads.
  • Self-driving cars are at the mercy of crappy roads where it is common to see faded lane markers, missing signs and other side effects of our aging roadways.
  • It looks like Toronto will have separate rules for taxis and ride-sharing companies.
  • The next step in autonomous vehicles:  Toyota’s ‘guardian angel’ self-driving vehicles allows drivers to control vehicles until they mess up.  Then the vehicle takes control from the driver to prevent a crash.
  • There are rumours circulating that the Tesla 3, which will be available beginning March 2018, will be the first truly self-driving car.
  • Uber, who has largely introduced the ability to measure usage in miles not months, has led to the creation of new models.