College of Arts and Sciences
Trump, Zachery, "Potential Effects of Autonomous Vehicles on the Insurance Industry" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1082.
The implementation of autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, promises to radically change much of the normal way of life. While it may seem inconsequential to start small with a vehicle of relatively low level of automation, there are many factors to consider. Some of these factors include security, moral dilemmas, and even the insurance field. One can look back at previous implementations of new technology, such as air bags, and see that it can be difficult to predict consequences and adapt. However, actuaries have been suggesting solutions to make autonomous vehicles a safe reality. While the solutions may vary, one thing is clear: communication between the vehicle and the insurance field is imperative.