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Intel’s Mobileye in deal to help reduce deaths on US roads

Intel’s Mobileye division and Munich Reinsurance US have announced an immediate deal that sees Munich Re supply Mobileye’s Advanced Collision Avoidance System (ACAS) to customers in the US. With the ability to retrofit the system to existing fleet vehicles, Munich Re will be analyzing whether the systems mitigate risks, reducing crashes with warnings, and helping to correct driver behavior. The pair say that the move is in response to the recent increase in US traffic fatalities – a figure that had been steadily declining for the past three decades until 2016, where it jumped 6% to pass 40,000 deaths. The cost of these deaths, injuries, and crashes is estimated to stand at around $432.5bn, up 12% from 2015. Despite increasingly…

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