If insurers are to respond to this threat and avoid getting squeezed out of their market by automakers' new technologies and business models, they need to begin taking advantage of the same technologies that companies like Tesla are using, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced data analytics, to improve efficiency and provide a superior customer experience. (Credit: Stanisic Vladimir/Shutterstock.com) If insurers are to respond to this threat and avoid getting squeezed out of their market by automakers' new technologies and business models, they need to begin taking advantage of the same technologies that companies like Tesla are using, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced data analytics, to improve efficiency and provide a superior customer experience. (Credit: Stanisic Vladimir/Shutterstock.com)

Some of today's biggest innovations in automotive technology are also some of today's biggest risks for traditional auto insurers. Smarter cars are safer cars, but they are also significantly more expensive to service, meaning higher premiums for consumers.

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