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Autonomous Driving Insurance

What is Autonomous Driving?

 
In its simplest form, autonomous driving refers to cars that can drive themselves – that is without needed a physical person behind the wheel. Instead, autonomous cars are controlled by computer systems that can detect hazards, calculate routes and navigate on different terrains in the same manner as manned cars.
 
Whilst the concept of autonomous driving is still new, the technology that underpins this has been around for quite a while and has gone through many stages of technological development. 
 
With breakthroughs happening in this field of specialist technology, the question now is not if, but when autonomous driving will become the norm on our roads and that is likely to be only a few years away.
 
The potential benefits of autonomous cars include reduced mobility and infrastructure costs, increased safety, increased mobility, increased customer satisfaction and reduced crime. Specifically a significant reduction in traffic collisions, the resulting injuries; and related costs, including less need for insurance.
 
As much of this technology is still within the research and development phase, Insurance for autonomous vehicles is not easily accessible – certainly not without the help of a broker who understands this sector. We have worked with several autonomous developers and Insurers and we can help with you obtain the right cover for your single or multi vehicle requirements. Simply contact us today and we will help navigate this complex area with you.