What kind of impact can we expect self-driving cars to have on our daily commute? Experts now suggest that using such vehicles could dramatically cut the amount of time it takes to get from point A to point B. The reason: autonomous cars could eliminate the red light altogether.
Imagine buying a car that doesn’t come equipped with a built-in radio. Sound like a dull drive? Not necessarily. The new Detroit Electric sportscar is phasing out the traditional car stereo, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to listen to your favorite tunes while navigating a winding road.
A.Canada and Insurance Telematics Ajusto is indeed the second Usage based insurance (UBI) program to launch north of the border, run by Desjardins. It will start Monday, May 13th with a behaviour based program that runs off a Telematics device that plugs into your vehicle’s OBD2 port. The Program allows good drivers to save up [...]
A new study shows that, even before the release of the first driverless car for purchase by everyday consumers, most people trust automated car technology. It’s news that suggests the market for such automobiles is substantial.
While usage-based insurance (UBI) is quickly gaining traction in the United States and United Kingdom, there is also a history of UBI programs in Canada. Aviva Canada was in the market until two years ago, and Industrial Alliance is currently running a program in Quebec. That said, the tide has returned, and a number of [...]
A new report from the Detroit News says that car buyers are becoming less focused on a vehicle’s size, color, or price. Increasingly, they want a car that offers the right wireless connection and mobile applications that suit their personal needs.
Sales associates working at automotive dealerships say that, more than ever before, they’re talking to potential car buyers about the technology found inside a car’s cabin rather than the high-tech gadgetry under its hood. As time goes on, consumers are becoming more and more interested in the hot gadgets found in and compatible with their [...]
In the future, “connected” cars will allow vehicles to communicate with one another and help drivers keep in touch with the people around them. But that’s not all they’ll do: according to one expert, connected vehicles will also offer businesses a great new way to reach consumers.
A recent study found that seven out of ten US auto insurance companies are planning to introduce usage-based insurance (UBI) programs in the near future. And a growing number are also lining up in Canada. This increasing demand has led automotive insurance experts to speculate about the impact telematics will have on the Industry. One [...]
According to a new report, the global demand for “connected” cars is growing fast. A study of roughly 8,000 people from eight different countries reveals that consumers want their new vehicles loaded with all sorts of high-tech toys.