Car insurance: New automated lane keeping tool will ‘affect claims’ for this reason

Car insurance companies will need access to information on what mode the car was used in at the time of impact. This information will affect claims as customers may not be liable for charges if a failure in the technology has led to an incident.

Experts at Thatchams say without this “clarity” insurance firms would not be reducing premium prices on models which have the tool installed despite this being introduced to increase road safety.

Matthew Avery, spokesperson for Thatchams told “What we are saying is, we don’t want the name of the driver, we don’t want all that personal data about how fast you were going so all the GDPR issues go out the window.

“All we want to know is what was the mode of the car when it collided.

“Was the driver driving or was the car driving because that there affects the claims.