Self-driving cars could lead to the end of the auto insurance industry

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Automated vehicles could be a significant risk for insurers, but not in the traditional sense Automated driving could place the auto insurance industry at risk, at least to some degree. Self-driving cars are already a reality, but such vehicles are currently only available for testing purposes. These vehicles are praised as being safer than their conventional counterparts, largely because they are not operated by humans. Human error is the leading cause of most car accidents, and removing people from the driving equation could have a major impact on the auto…

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Google Wallet makes insurance news with FDIC coverage

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The mobile payments solution from the search engine and tech giant now has government protection. Google Wallet, a smartphone based payment solution has now just become a little bit safer for customers in the United States who would like to ensure that their funds are secure, as there is now insurance news showing that government coverage will be protecting them. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will now be providing coverage to funds held in the mobile wallet. A report recently published by Yahoo Finance announced this insurance news, in…

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Google launches auto insurance comparison service

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New service aims to help users compare auto insurance quotes Google has launched a new service that may help it break into the auto insurance sector. The service is called Google Compare for Auto Insurance and will allow users to compare insurance quotes offered by 14 different coverage providers. Google’s new service is restricted to California currently, but the company may expand the service if it proves successful and popular enough among consumers. If successful, the Google Compare for Auto Insurance service could be a disruptor for the auto insurance…

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Google insurance shopping site to launch in California

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The internet giant has now finally announced the beginning of its long awaited and expected website. The industry in the U.S. has been antsy to see what the start of the Google insurance offerings would bring to the shopping experience, and the wait has finally come to an end, as the internet giant has revealed that it will be launching its website, to start, in California. A U.S. version of the company’s Google Compare auto insurance comparison and policy shopping site will soon arrive. That service launched in the U.K.…

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Google insurance sales online may be tougher than expected

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Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne predicts greater challenges for the internet giant than had possibly been predicted. The Google insurance news was enormous when the internet giant announced that it would be stepping into sales in that market, earlier this year, but it could be that it will be facing larger challenges than had been predicted. It could be that the massive search engine company may find itself facing similar struggles to other comparison sites. Comparison sites have been nervous as they wonder if all of their hard work would be…

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Google may break into the US auto insurance market

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Analysts suggest that Google could launch a new insurance comparison service in the US Google may soon be offering auto insurance coverage in the United States, according to analysts with Forrester Research. Analysts predict that Google will soon launch its Google Compare service, which is designed to be an auto insurance comparison shopping platform. This platform would allow consumers to search for insurance coverage offered by numerous companies and find the policies that best suit their needs. While Google will not be offering coverage itself, it could soon become a…

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Google is stepping into auto insurance sales

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The internet giant intends to begin selling policies for vehicle coverage in the United States market. According to a statement recently made by an analyst, Google Inc. has intentions to make its way into the American auto insurance market with a website that will give people across the United States the opportunity to compare policies and buy coverage. This is only the latest step in a broader effort that the company to make its way into the U.S. automotive industry. The internet search giant is going to be creating a…

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