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Swiss Re and BMW to jointly develop a new car insurance rating

Swiss Re and the BMW Group will jointly develop a new car insurance rating concept called the ADAS risk score to help insurers better price their motor insurance products for vehicles equipped with advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS). The new car insurance rating concept will take integration of safety-relevant driver assistance systems into account, said the BMW Group. The ADAS...

Blackmore Showcases First Doppler Lidar on the Road

Blackmore Sensors and Analytics confirmed that its system exceeded expectations in real-world scanning and mapping across the Bay Area’s roads. This test was designed to demonstrate how Blackmore’s Doppler lidar can deliver the performance needed to ensure autonomous vehicles are safer, smarter and more reliable than those equipped with traditional lidar. Read the full account of the...

Toyota Expanding Alliance With Uber

A recent Los Angeles Times article provided details on the relationship between Toyota and Uber. Toyota is expanding an alliance with Uber by way of a new investment and a plan to get self-driving cars on the road, a person familiar with the matter said. The Japanese automaker will invest about $500 million in a deal that will value the ride-hailing company at $72 billion, said the...