Driverless Cars Threaten to Crash Insurers’ Earnings – Wall Street Journal
The insurance industry has a $160 billion blind spot: the driverless car.
Car insurers last year hauled in $200 billion of premiums, about a third of all premiums collected by the property-casualty industry. But as much as 80% of the intake could evaporate in coming decades, say some consultants, assuming crucial breakthroughs in driverless technology make driving safer and propel big changes in car ownership.
As the threat…