High Noon: Texas proposes bounty hunting vehicles parked in bike lanes

Austin, Texas — Officials in Texas are proposing a new law turning local cyclists into potential bounty hunters: thankfully, they’re more bicycle-dad than desperado. Dubbed the Bike Blockage Program, cyclists who report vehicles obstructing bike lanes are entitled to a quarter of the revenue collected from vehicles hit with citations. Under current city ordnance, cars […]

All American: Porsche unveils 50s-style 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet

Stuttgart, Germany — Porsche announced a new luxury vehicle for lovers of classic Americana on Monday—diners, apple pie and the 2023 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, America Edition. The design echoes its 1952 predecessor designed for the North American market—open-topped, with rear-wheel-drive and seven-speed manual transmission. Those who want this car for its on-road performance […]

The Gecko Gets Thinkin’: GEICO to use Tractable AI in estimates

Maryland, U.S. ⁠— Geico⁠—the no. 2 auto insurer in the United States⁠—will use Tractable AI Review photo estimating to re-check estimates, according to a press release from Tractable. “GEICO customers know us for our speed of service and value,” GEICO CEO Todd Combs said in a statement Wednesday. “Tractable’s artificial intelligence solution delivers both, helping […]

Pace of Progress: AI adoption grows in 2020 for American auto insurers

Chicago, Illinois ⁠— American automotive technology company CCC Information Services is reporting a more than 50 percent year-over-year increase in claims processed using artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning. The company also reports that more than 5 million unique claims have been processed using a CCC deep learning AI solution, and the number of claims […]