Allianz Worldwide Partners insures EasyMile’s autonomous vehicles
Allianz Worldwide Partners and EasyMile have signed an International Framework Agreement to establish insurance solutions for EasyMile’s shared driverless transportation projects as of January 1, 2017. Since the start of the worldwide cooperation, first projects have already been launched in Germany, Norway and the United States.
Allianz Worldwide Partners offers third party liability and motor own damage insurance cover for EasyMile’s EZ10 driverless electric vehicles. The EZ10 provides shared driverless and fully electric transportation for the first and last mile. For example transporting people from their houses to the nearest public transport hub, or smart mobility within confined sites. It can transport up to 12 passengers.
In-depth exchanges between Allianz’s Automotive Innovation Center and EasyMile’s expert team aim to gain real life self-driving experiences, to enhance technological progress and to incorporate the insurance perspective.
Matthias Wuensche, Member of the Board of Management of Global Automotive, Allianz Worldwide Partners: “Autonomous driving will be a key paradigm shift for automotive insurers and we have the ambition to be at the leading edge of this topic. The partnership with EasyMile is the consequent result of our Automotive Innovation Center translating technological advancements into innovative insurance solutions. In the upcoming months we will be able to broadly test, learn and further develop products and services in this emerging business segment.”
EasyMile CEO, Gilbert Gagnaire adds: “We believe that our sustained partnership with leading insurance firms such as Allianz Worldwide Partners is likely to make our deployment process even better and reinforce our expertise as well as confidence among the community of future users towards autonomous vehicles based transport services.”