Car insurance market will be 70 percent smaller in 2050, study

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A new KPMG report showed that autonomous vehicle technology will have a tremendous impact on this sector. The car insurance market will wither by up to 60 percent by the year 2040 and by 70 percent of its current size by 2050, according to a recent KPMG study. Autonomous vehicle technology will drive the decreasing size of the marketplace, said the report. According to the KPMG research, the reason the car insurance market will fall by about $137 billion by 2050 is because of driverless vehicle tech and ride-share transportation.…

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Warren Buffet says the auto insurance industry will suffer from self-driving cars

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The Berkshire Hathaway CEO’s predictions are in direct opposition to previous thoughts on the subject. While most of the auto insurance industry predictions about self-driving cars have had to do with reduced rates, Warren Buffett has taken a different perspective. Instead, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO believes it should be considered a significant threat. The billionaire investor revealed that he feels the launch of the technology will negatively impact car insurers. The reasoning behind Buffett’s prediction is that if autonomous cars are actually safer than traditional vehicles, premiums will tumble. Charging…

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Driverless vehicles may be a threat to the auto insurance industry

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Allstate predicts that autonomous cars will have an impact on the insurance industry Driverless vehicles may pose a potential threat to the auto insurance industry, according to Allstate. The company has filed its annual 2015 report, suggesting that autonomous cars could impact the industry in a significant manner. These vehicles are equipped with technology that take the human equation out of driving. Most car accidents are caused by human error, which makes the need for insurance coverage quite abundant. Allstate is concerned that autonomous vehicles will reduce the need for…

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Auto insurance is using technology to focus on driver behavior awareness

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As usage based programs become more common, it is changing the future of this part of the industry. As both vehicle and telematics technology continue to evolve and usage based programs come closer to the mainstream, the auto insurance industry is placing a much greater focus on the actual behaviors of the consumer, while behind the wheel. Some industry experts feel that coverage is now becoming a tool to encourage motorists to become better drivers. At the same time, it also means that increasing automation in vehicles, to the degree…

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