By now, you’ve probably heard some of the hype surrounding self-driving cars; from Elon Musk’s vision of the future to the numerous concerns from lawmakers. The autonomous car will drive down the costs of transportation as we will no longer need people behind the wheel of taxis, Ubers, or buses. The technology will also eliminate the need for parking garages since drivers can send their cars home when not in use. While that seems like a distant vision; carmakers are surprisingly close to bringing autonomous cars to market, and for business owners and insurers alike, they couldn’t come sooner.
If your business has any sort of fleet of autos you are probably keenly aware of the insurance industry’s ongoing struggle with commercial auto insurance. Insurance companies have been consistently raising auto rates across their commercial books and businesses, especially in the transportation industry, have felt the effects.