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Tweets of the Week: Telematics and Driverless Cars

What once was a niche topic within certain insurance companies has blossomed to a growing industry, and everyone's got an opinion.

This week, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration issued some guidance on potential regulation of driverless car testing. According to The Hill, the agency says:

In general, we believe that states are well suited to address issues such as licensing, driver training, and conditions for operation related to specific types of vehicles ... NHTSA has considerable concerns however about detailed state regulation on safety of self-driving vehicles, and does not recommend at this time that states permit operation of self-driving vehicles for purposes other than testing.

That's right, the government seemingly isn't going to stand in the way of a connected car that serves you content, directions and driving feedback from taking the wheel as well. But is this registering in the mainstream? We took to Twitter to find out what's in the conversation about connected or autonomous cars, as well as the telematics-powered usage-based insurance they facilitate.

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Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, distribution, core systems, customer interaction, and risk ... View Full Bio

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