The autonomous car: Risks and opportunities for the re/insurance industry

23 - 24 Sep 2014

Organised by Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

Videos

For the first time ever "The autonomous car: Risks and opportunities for the re/insurance industry" took place on 23 and 24 September 2014 at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue. The programme was divided into three themes: technology, regulation, and insurance. Watch the introduction to the event and interviews with a number of presenters.

Recordings and PDFs

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

17:00

Welcome drinks and registration

18:00

Welcome
Jayne Plunkett, Head Casualty Reinsurance, Member of the Group Management Board, Swiss Re

18:10

Drive Me: Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility
Anders Eugensson, Director of Governmental Affairs and Key Safety Strategist, Volvo Car Corporation

19:00

Welcome dinner

   

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

08:00

Welcome coffee

08:30

Welcome and introduction
Jayne Plunkett, Head Casualty Reinsurance, Member of the Group Management Board, Swiss Re

THEME

TECHNOLOGY: DEFINING THE ROADMAP TOWARDS AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

08:45

How the autonomous car will change the world and upend auto insurance
Brad Templeton, Networks & Computing Chair, Singularity University

09:45

AdaptIVe - Automated Driving Applications & Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles
Aria Etemad, Driver Assistance and Integrated Safety, Volkswagen Group Research

10:15

From vehicle automation to autonomous driving: The big leap
Prana Tharthiharan Natarajan, Team Leader Automotive Research & Consulting, Frost & Sullivan UK

10:45

Coffee break

THEME

REGULATION: UNDERSTANDING HOW THE LAW WILL AND SHOULD APPLY TO AUTONOMOUS CARS

11:15

Regulatory challenges for the introduction of automated driving: road traffic law
Miodrag Pesut, Chief, Transport Facilitation and Economics Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

11:45

The legal framework for autonomous driving: data privacy and product liability
Eric Hilgendorf, Professor of Law; Chairman of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

12:15

Lunch break

THEME

INSURANCE: CONSEQUENCES OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS FOR THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

13:45

Risks and opportunities of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the development towards the autonomous car for the insurance industry
Anand Rao, Leader Insurance Analytics and Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

14:15

Re/insurance risk landscape: The Swiss Re perspective
Chris Homewood, Head of Motor Americas, Swiss Re

14:45

Autonomy in mobility: How innovators will define the future for an industry
Guy Fraker, CEO, get2know; Chief Learning Officer, AutonomouStuff

15:15

Coffee break

15:45

What's next? A vision for 2020 and beyond
Panel discussion

Moderated by Alex Smith, Head of Casualty Treaty for Northwest Europe, Swiss Re

  • Matthew Avery, Safety Research Director, Thatcham Research
  • Karl Gray, Global Head of Casualty, Zurich Insurance Company
  • Simon Lynen, Researcher, Autonomous Systems Lab, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
  • Frank M. Rinderknecht, CEO, Rinspeed AG

16:45

Closing remarks
Jayne Plunkett, Head Casualty Reinsurance, Member of the Group Management Board, Swiss Re

17:00

Farewell drink

Summary

Leading speakers from manufacturers to technology producers, from lawyers to road safety experts discussed the issues and opportunities presented to all of us by the autonomous car. For those who provide insurance and risk coverage for car fleets, the rules of the game are set to change considerably. The re/insurers who position themselves on the right side of this change will be the ones who benefit.

To read the entire summary, click here.

Alex Smith who heads up Swiss Re's Casualty Treaty Underwriting for NW Europe shares his impressions and asks: Is the insurance industry prepared to step up and shape the future of mobility? What should we all do next to facilitate this?

To continue the dialogue on our Open Minds blog, click here.

Gallery

Speakers