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Conclusions of GEAR 2030 report welcomed

Following the publication of the final report by the European Commission’s GEAR 2030 High Level Group, Nicolas Jeanmart, head of personal insurance, general insurance and macroeconomics at Insurance Europe, commented:

“Insurance Europe welcomes the recommendations made in the GEAR 2030 report, and in particular the conclusions relating to automated and connected vehicles.

“We specifically welcome the report’s recommendation on storage and access to the data necessary to establish the circumstances surrounding an accident. However, on the issue of access to data beyond the purpose of establishing liability, Insurance Europe regrets that the report does not recognise more explicitly the need for EU action to ensure consumers are in a position to decide who can access their in-vehicle data and for what purposes.

“Another key question is how to ensure the adequate protection of victims of road traffic accidents. Insurance Europe welcomes the report’s conclusion that the Motor Insurance Directive will continue to play a key role in achieving this goal, for both highly and fully automated cars.”

Published 19 October 2017