Bike Share Companies Offering Alternatives for Individuals with Disabilities: Could This Prevent Accidents for Older Riders?

OMAHA, Nebraska. The elderly and individuals with disabilities may face a range of access issues in the community. If you have become disabled as a result of a car accident, for example, you may feel stress or anxiety about riding in a car again, and you may be facing a range of lifestyle changes. Fortunately, the needs of the elderly and of those with disabilities are now being considered by a range of companies and programs. According to the New York Times, one bike share company in Detroit is making bikes available for those with disabilities.  Read more

First Public Test of Self-Driving Cars is on the Horizon

OMAHA, Nebraska. Self-driving cars are generally portrayed as a technological leap that will happen long into the future. However, in a city called Chandler, Arizona, in just the next few weeks, residents will be able to hail driverless cars. According to the Atlantic, the program is known as Waymo One, and it will be the first time driverless vehicles will be available on the road commercially. Read more

How AI and Deep Learning Will Change Insurance Claims

OMAHA, Nebraska. Artificial intelligence is getting better and better than ever at analyzing insurance claims, crunching big numbers, and helping insurance providers match their clients with the coverage they need. According to Forbes, more insurance companies can use artificial intelligence to analyze each consumer’s needs and offer them insurance packages that work best for them. Likewise, these same companies can process claims more readily after a crash, often without even requiring a human adjuster to do any of the work. While this can be great for the insurance companies in terms of money and time saved, policyholders need to be aware of how this process can impact their claims and the value of their settlement. Computers can make errors. Sometimes these errors don’t get caught, especially if insurance holders don’t speak up. Some policyholders may not even be aware that they can dispute a denied claim. Other policyholders may not be aware that they can fight for more money if their claim doesn’t cover their expenses. Read more

Can Your Emotions Impact Your Driving?

OMAHA, Nebraska. Feeling bad, sad, or under the weather? According to the New York Times, people who don’t feel well are more likely to make better judgement calls. Feeling under the weather emotionally might make us more critical and therefore might make us better decision makers in crucial situations. According to the Times, the human ability to be guided by sadness, fear, anxiety, and suspicion has evolutionary advantages. It helps us avoid dangerous situations. Driving is one such potentially dangerous situation where a little added caution and care can always be beneficial. Read more

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