News: Car insurance industry to disappear by 2030?

disruptionA new book predicts constant, real-time changes to risk premiums, and the disappearance of the car insurance industry by 2030.

Dr Michael Naylor, a senior lecturer in insurance at New Zealand’s Massey Business School, has undertaken a meta-analysis of how a range of technologies will change the industry in the coming decade.

His report: ‘A Perfect Storm in Insurance: How to survive the looming waves of disruptive technology’ aims to help insurers prepare for a very different future. Continue reading “Car insurance industry to disappear by 2030?” »

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News: Pokemon Go results in fatal accident and conviction

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A driver in the first vehicle fatality in Japan linked to playing the popular smartphone game ‘Pokemon Go’ was sentenced yesterday to 14 months in prison.

Keiji Goo, a 39-year-old farmer, was convicted of negligence resulting in death and injury, reports The Japan Times.

While he was playing the game, his van fatally struck a 72-year-old woman and seriously injured another woman when the two crossed a road in the city of Tokushima on August 23, reports The Japan Times. Continue reading “Pokemon Go results in fatal accident and conviction” »

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News: Toyota recalls 5.8 million more cars

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The world’s biggest carmaker, Toyota, is recalling another 5.8 million cars worldwide over potentially faulty air bags made by supplier Takata.

The models include the Corolla and the Yaris subcompact models, most of them sold in Japan, China and Europe.

The cars affected were produced between May 2000 and November 2001, and between April 2006 and December 2014. Continue reading “Toyota recalls 5.8 million more cars” »

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News: Big Boys Toys on this weekend

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Hear that noise? It’s the sound of the 2016 Big Boys Toys’ lineup of great and crazy cars warming up for this weekend’s event.

Whether it’s super power you’re seeking or something completely different, this show has it all at the ASB Showgrounds from October 28 to 30, from 10am to 6pm.

First off the starting grid, the French off-roader Swincar makes its debut. This vehicle stands out because each wheel has its own electric hub motor and, combined with spider-like suspension, makes for extraordinary rough terrain capabilities. Continue reading “Big Boys Toys on this weekend” »

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News: Japanese engineers envisage ‘flying car’ Olympics


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Engineers in Japan have set their sights on lighting the Olympic torch at the 2020 Tokyo games with a flying car.

The plan is to reportedly drive the car around the athletic track in the new national stadium before flying it into the air to light the cauldron in the climactic moment of the opening ceremony, reports News.com.au.

The vehicle will be a single person electric tricycle with propellers positioned on the front and rear corners to provide a vertical take off and landing (VTOL) system and its design will see it operated with the steering wheel and accelerator pedal either in the air or on the road. Continue reading “Japanese engineers envisage ‘flying car’ Olympics” »

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News: Kia in Eden Park partnership

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Kia New Zealand has announced a deal with iconic Eden Park to have its branding featured on the stadium.

The branding will be displayed within the park, as well as an exterior sign facing Sandringham Road, beginning with the third Bledisloe Cup test match on October 22, 2016.

“Kia is a huge supporter of sport both here in New Zealand and overseas,” says Todd McDonald, general manager of Kia Motors New Zealand Limited. Continue reading “Kia in Eden Park partnership” »

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