Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Testing of Self-Driving Cars

Article 0 Comments The Arkansas Legislature has approved a bill that allows pilot programs to test fully autonomous vehicles on state roads. The measure will let organizations submit operation and safety plans for up to three autonomous vehicles which would be able to operate on Arkansas roads. The bill’s sponsor, […]

eDriving Appoints Shishko as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Article 0 Comments eDriving, a global provider of driver risk management programs with a U.S. headquarters in Cape May, N.J., has appointed Eric Shishko as vice president of Strategic Partnerships. In his new role, Shishko will facilitate key strategic partner relationships and spearhead new business development around the world. Most […]

Ironshore Names Hartley U.S. Program Business Leader; Appoints Sharis Director

Article 0 Comments Ironshore Specialty Casualty has announced executive appointments to oversee the Programs business unit in the U.S. Casey Hartley has been named senior vice president, head of Programs. Hartley will oversee the development, marketing and distribution of programs lines, working with programs administrators across Ironshore’s underwriting platforms in […]

Oklahoma Quickly Becoming a Hotbed for Medical Marijuana

Article 15 Comments The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, which moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in June. The ballot question received 57 percent support and established one of the […]

5Star Specialty to Assume Distribution of Protective Insurance’s Public Auto Offering

Article 0 Comments Protective Insurance Co. and 5Star Specialty Programs have expanded their partnership in the public auto market, making 5Star Protective’s sole distribution source for its commercial auto insurance offering in the public auto (charter/school bus and limo) segment. Protective has partnered with 5Star since 2016 to offer commercial […]

Analysts Weigh Chances Next Congress Will Actually Reform Flood Insurance

Article 0 Comments With the clock ticking on the National Flood Insurance Program’s authorization that is set to run out this Friday, Nov. 30, Congress is expected to renew the program short-term by taking one of several routes: passing a bill to extend it for six months; including an extension […]

New AI Programs Can Learn How to Beat Best Cyber Defenses

Article 0 Comments The nightmare scenario for computer security – artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses – may already have arrived. That warning from security researchers is driven home by a team from IBM Corp. who have used the artificial intelligence technique known […]

Southwest Louisiana Considering Bike-Sharing Programs

Article 0 Comments Southwest Louisiana officials are looking at bike-sharing. Bike-sharing programs use computers and GPS to track bicycles, rented through a smartphone app by the hour or half-hour. Baton Rouge and St. Tammany Parish are investigating whether to start such programs. New Orleans has one with about 400 bicycles. […]