The company opened an autonomous vehicle innovation centre in Ottawa late last year The Canadian Press on October 12, 2017 A BlackBerry QNX-equipped self-driving car hit the road in suburban Ottawa in what was billed as the first on-street test of an autonomous vehicle in Canada.The grey Lincoln MKZ pulled away with Ottawa Mayor Jim […]

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The deal has the company’s global telematics leader joining the buyer, Octo Telematics Staff on October 12, 2017 Willis Towers Watson (WTW) will sell its proprietary usage-based insurance products to London, U.K.-based Octo Telematics, which provides telematics and data analytics solutions for the auto insurance industry.The sale will include WTW’s DriveAbility solution and DriveAbility Marketplace. […]

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Article Comments The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program, struggling with the costs of this year’s record hurricane season, will run out of money as early as Oct. 23 unless Congress takes action. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which runs the taxpayer-subsidized flood insurance program, “estimates potentially exhausting available NFIP funds the week of October 23,” […]

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U The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved $36.5 billion in emergency relief for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico and other areas that have suffered recent disasters. In addition to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which is recovering from devastation wreaked by Hurricane Maria, the bill will also provide funds for the storm-struck areas of […]

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Note: This story was originally published by the Texas Tribune and ProPublica. When Jeremy Boutor moved to a master-planned community in Houston’s booming energy corridor, he saw it as idyllic. Lakes on Eldridge boasted waterfalls, jogging trails and a clubhouse. It was upscale, secure and close to the office. A bus even picked up his […]

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The wildfires raging in California are shaping up to become an infamous if not historic event. The fires have destroyed 3,500 structures and counting, far exceeding the 2,820 structures destroyed in the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego County, the largest total for a single fire recorded in state history. One blaze alone, the Tubbs […]

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SAN DEIGO — The plaintiffs bar has become increasingly sophisticated, says a litigation consultant. The plaintiffs bar generally is “so much more organized and better orchestrated” than the defense bar, said Marissa S. Beyers, senior vice president at Los Angeles-based Trial Behavior Consulting. “They all recognize how to target” juries, she said. It has, for […]

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(Reuters) — Equifax Inc. said on Thursday it has taken one of its customer help website pages offline as its security team looks into reports of another potential cyber breach at the credit reporting company, which recently disclosed a hack that compromised the sensitive information of more than 145 million people. The move came after […]

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S&P Global Ratings has revised its outlook on the Society of Lloyd’s (Lloyd’s) to negative from stable due to loss estimates relating to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, S&P said in a statement Thursday. The change “reflects our expectation that the market will produce a combined ratio of about 95% in 2018 and 2019,” S&P said […]

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