MARKHAM, Ont. — The following was excerpted from a post by Greg Meckbach in Canadian Underwriter about changes one Canadian auto-insurance company, Aviva Canada, is making to its underwriting policies, including eliminating the discount for automatic-emergency braking (AEB) systems in newer vehicles.

Nova Scotia motorists who purchase autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems will no longer qualify for a discount with one insurer as of October.

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In Nova Scotia, Aviva General Insurance Company has a 15 percent discount, to bodily injury and accident benefits insurance premiums, for vehicles with original manufacturer-installed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems. This is according to Nova Scotia Utility and Review board member Roberta Clarke, in a July 23 decision approving several changes to Aviva General’s rate and risk-classification system for private passenger vehicles.

In its rate filing, Aviva General asked to remove the 15 percent discount, from vehicles that purchase autonomous emergency braking systems as an option, “due to difficulties in validation,” Clarke wrote. The change takes effect Oct. 1 for new and renewal business.

NSURB approved last week a number of other changes which will, overall, result in a rate increase of 17.8 percent to Aviva General’s private passenger auto book in the province.

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