Smart cars: how technology is putting the brakes on insurance premiums

Google self driving carHere’s a dilemma… I love driving and find it hard to imagine a computer hitting the brakes for me if it senses a near collision; yet what if my insurance was reduced by 30% if my car had an automatic crash-avoidance system? I feel like my words are that of an old person that is keeping tech at arms length. It’s just hard to fathom losing full control when I’m in the drivers seat.

 

“At present, two versions of the same Ford Focus – one fitted with an automatic braking system that senses if there is going to be an impact, and one without – can command quotes that differ by almost a third, according to a survey by the Observer.”

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Author: Pumadove

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