If Robo-Cars Are Perfect, Why Will They Raise Your Insurance Premiums?

July 22, 2015

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a column centered on a surprising statistic:  Self-driving cars, though perfect, get into more accidents on average than human drivers.  It turns out that self-driving cars have worse accident rates than every category of human driver except young and elderly drivers.  The reason?  Self-driving cars adhere meticulously to the rules of the road; but human drivers do not.  This mixture can be dangerous.

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