Autonomous vehicle developments could trigger fall in insurance premiums, report finds

Improved car safety and the advent of driverless cars could force motor insurers to move away from their traditional customer base, says a Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services report. The report says safety features such as automatic braking, lane departure warnings, electronic stability control, airbags and active head restraints have caused a dramatic reduction in the number of deaths as a result of car accidents in recent decades.