OEMs and insurers: Time for an open relationship?

The rise of usage-based insurance fuels concerns that car manufacturers will try to hijack the auto insurance business. Frances Perraudin reports.

The relationship between insurers and car manufacturers was once of peaceful coexistence. Sure, there was the occasional tension over whether immobilizers or anti-crash systems should become standard equipment in cars. But, by and large, the two sectors got along and even collaborated on the occasional joint study into car safety.


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