Cruise and Mobilitas to provide coverage for autonomous vehicles

GM’s self-driving subsidiary Cruise and Mobilitas Insurance announced a new collaboration that provides commercial insurance coverage for Cruise and its fleet of all-electric, zero-emission self-driving vehicles. This “first-of-its kind insurance program,” brokered by Marsh, is custom-designed to ensure a “superior claims experience for a commercial, autonomous fleet.”

Based in San Francisco, Cruise offers all-electric, shared, autonomous ride-hail services, as well as delivery in Arizona. Last week, the company launched a public waitlist for its robotaxis in San Francisco and shortly after some lucky folks had the chance to be a part of history.

As of yesterday, Cruise has given over 500 rides.

“Our top priority is to deploy our vehicles as safely and responsibly as possible, which is why we’re thrilled to partner with Mobilitas to create a custom insurance program that goes beyond the industry standard. Together with a leading industry partner, Cruise can ensure appropriate coverage for our on-road operations, and support the fundamental promise of safety and peace of mind to our customers.” – Melissa Gale, director of risk at Cruise.

“We are at an inflection point in the evolution of transportation, which requires tailor-made risk solutions. As a commercial insurer with mobility sector experience that specifically addresses our client needs, we are uniquely suited to manage risk for a cutting-edge technology company like Cruise.” – Julie Brown, general manager of Mobilitas.