h&z Center for Future Mobility welcomes R+V in their partner network as the first insurance firm
The many different prospects in the realm of future mobility are affecting ever-more industries – the insurance industry is one of them.
“Future mobility solutions will require a very different approach to insurance than what we are used to today. We expect more flexibility, more short-term contracts, and a fundamental shift in the actual risks we are insuring” says Matthias Schmidt, head of the innovation department MO14 at R+V.
Given that the insurance industry is adapting to a still rather unknown set of technologies, with different approaches to autonomy and new risks, they require a pragmatic approach to understanding the technologies they will one day insure. R+V follows such a pragmatic approach. They were among the first to bring a people mover onto public streets (see for example https://www.ruv.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/ruv-autonomer-bus). By doing so, they gained valuable insights into the real-life strengths, weaknesses and customer interactions while also going through the partly painful certification process. R+V continues to conduct hands-on test projects in a variety of fields including platooning and truck parking.