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Keeping your Body Mass Index in Check could improve your safety in a car crash

According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), obesity has an impact on injury risk in motor vehicle crashes. The current federal motor vehicle safety standards are designed primarily for mid-sized male passengers with a body mass index of around 24.3 kg/m square. Unfortunately, a vast majority of American citizens don’t fall under this category. Citizens of only four states out of 50 had a normal Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18.5 and 25 kg/m square on average.

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Top Car Manufacturers with the most number of electric car patents

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Zimlon analyzed electric car patents listed on Justia Patents and classified them under the companies that owned them. Toyota has the most number of electric car patents, with 1040 patents to its name. Honda had the next highest number of patents with 289. Many companies in today’s times are making their electric car patents open source and royalty-free to use even by rival companies. Toyota recently announced that it would grant royalty-free licenses on most of its patents for vehicle electrification related technology. The company will also offer fee-based technical support to other manufacturers developing and selling electric vehicles.

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Electric Buses Could be the Norm by 2030

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In 2017, transportation became the top source of greenhouse gas emissions. Global carbon emissions due to fossil fuels have increased dramatically in the last century. Growing carbon emissions are leading to global warming and climate change which have a massive impact on the insurance sector.Zimlon’s analysis reveals that CO2 emission from heavy-duty vehicles has reached an all-time high in 2020. Among these, carbon emissions from buses were the third-highest. In this regard, electric buses could be viewed as a viable alternative to reduce carbon emission by introducing cleaner public transportation. The number of electric buses in the world ...

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Electric Planes Could Lower Global Carbon Emissions By 5%

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Global warming and climate change are a significant threat to the insurance industry. The burning of fossil fuels is one of the biggest causes of global warming. Air travel alone accounts for 5% of global CO2 emissions, even though it’s not the most widely used mode of transportation. According to an analysis by Zimlon, carbon emissions due to Aviation could triple in the next three decades.  Airlines have committed to achieving carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onwards and to cutting aviation's net emissions by 50% by 2050, compared with 2005 levels. An individual taking one less long-distance flight can ...

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Top Manufacturers with the Most Number of Miles Traveled per Disengagement in California (2017-18)

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California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has regularly been at the forefront of maintaining complete transparency in Autonomous Vehicle testing by publishing Disengagement Reports annually. Zimlon accessed these reports (archived by the DMV), to compile a list of reported disengagements among the top AV Manufacturers between September 2017 and November 2018. The DMV requires manufacturers who operate above Level 3 of autonomous driving to submit regular reports regarding the number of disengagements they faced over the year. The DMV defines disengagement as “deactivation of the autonomous mode when a failure of the autonomous technology is detected or when the ...

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Lidar (Waymo) Vs Computer Learning (Tesla): Making the future of transportation safer

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The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has defined six levels of autonomous driving for cars. These levels range from no automation to full automation. Tesla vehicles are currently in level 3, which is defined as a more advanced driver assistance system than on most automobiles today. Tesla offers its customers two types of automation packages- Autopilot and Full Self-driving. Presently, the autopilot comes standard in all new Tesla vehicles. The autopilot work in conjunction with the adaptive cruise control and lane-centering system. Moreover, Tesla customers have the option of installing a Full Self Driving system (FSD) for an additional cost ...

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Locations of Alternative Fuel Stations in California

Zimlon’s analysis of the data published by the California government reveals that there are about 3,155 electric vehicle charging stations in the state. The number of LPG fuel stations stood at 370. There were only 47 LNG fuel stations and 61 Hydrogen fuel stations in the whole of California. The Map below shows all the alternative fuel stations in the state of California.

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Top 5 Autonomous Vehicle Manufacturers Involved in the Most Number of Collisions in California

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Zimlon focuses on the number of accidents that occurred as a result of vehicle number one ( autonomous vehicle). Zimlon also assessed the collision reports in more detail, to discern the cause of these collisions. It is/was essential to look into the mode, in which the vehicles were operating before concerns about the safety of Autonomous Vehicles are raised. Keeping the data mentioned above in mind, it is clear that there are no significant concerns about the safety of Autonomous Vehicles. Google Auto LLC. and GM Cruise Vehicles were involved in a total of 4 collisions while operating in the ...

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California citizens eligible for Insurance eligibility programs decrease by 69% since 2016

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Zimlon’s analysis of data published by the California Department of Healthcare services reveals a drastic decrease of 69% in the total number of applicants for insurance eligibility programs between the first quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2019 in California. This is an indication of how more people are coming out of poverty. During the first quarter of 2016, the total number of applicants for insurance eligibility programs stood at 1,240,017 individuals, which reduced to 377,892 by the end of the second quarter of 2019.

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The Complete List of Accidents Involving Autonomous Vehicles in California

Autonomous vehicles have been at the center of numerous debates concerning vehicle safety, for a considerable amount of time. Zimlon gathered the entire set of PDF AV collision reports of 2019 from the California Department of Motor Vehicles and meticulously arranged them in a structured format to analyze the cause of autonomous vehicles database,  dig deeper and contribute to this debate on safety. Some of the structured data fields include,

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