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Self-driving cars: Great for safety, but they'll lose the insurance industry $20 billion

The new self-driving cars will be good for road safety, but they'll also hurt the vehicle insurance industry, with research suggesting that it could cut US$20 billion from insurance premiums worldwide by 2020.The research, conducted by US companies 'Swiss Re' and 'Here', found that the number of crashes will drop by 80% by 2035, which will dramatically cut into insurance revenue.

Can the 2017 Volvo S90 ride safety and self-driving to serious market share?

There’s virtually no interstate with a curve too sharp for Pilot Assist to handle.There are times when Pilot Assist gave preference to the right-hand lane marking over the left and started to take the exit ramp.

Volvo's new S90 and V90 R-Design models are both luxurious and sporty

In fact Volvo calls the R-Design V90 and S90 chassis an "advanced sport chassis" and brags that it "delivers an energetic, road-hugging drive.Designers created a special sport steering wheel, body-hugging sport seats and a new interior lighting package that highlights the other improvements.

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars ” The companies will start with the same base Volvo car platform, do joint work, and also do development separately toward their own goals.Separately, Uber will be launching several self-driving Volvo XC90 crossovers this month in Pittsburgh.

Driving development: Autonomous Uber rides uld be ming soon, says Volvo

Driving development: Autonomous Uber rides uld be ming soon, says Volvo The technology is being developed internationally, however NZ Volvo national manager Coby Duggan believes the initiative will transform the industry.This new venture will take the development of fully autonomous vehicles a stage further, and into a new segment of the transport industry," Duggan says.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them. In principle, there are only a few reasons to consider getting upset about a plan like this.I’d say that Uber can still claim to be shooting for the first commercial self-driving taxi service.

Self-driving car fast on its way to NZ roads

Self-driving car fast on its way to NZ roads Fast forward to now, and the country’s first autonomous vehicle could be on the road in a matter of months.The New Zealand Traffic Institute (Trafinz), Volvo, New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Ministry of Transport have all come together to show how an autonomous vehicle could handle New Zealand roads.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.