Auto Insurance News You May Have Missed Week of December 8th 2014

Allstate to Help Develop Drones for Reviewing Catastrophe Claims
(Bloomberg) — Allstate Corp., the largest publicly traded U.S. home and auto insurer, said it will help research and develop uses for unmanned aerial vehicles to review damages after disasters. Allstate joined a group that seeks to gain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones to collect images after catastrophes, the Northbrook, Illinois-based insurer said today in statement. Drones could more quickly inspect areas that are inaccessible by ground, speeding payments to customers, Allstate said.
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Mazda Expands U.S. Recalls Of Takata Airbags, Covering Vehicles Nationwide
While Takata balks at demands for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with its fatally flawed airbags and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frets over what to do, Mazda is taking matters into its own hands. According to Reuters, the automaker has confirmed that it will expand existing regional recalls in the U.S. to cover Mazda vehicles from coast to coast.
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133,592 Nissan Juke, Infiniti M56, QX56, Q70, QX80 Models Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard
Nissan has expanded a 2012 recall of the Nissan Juke, Infiniti M, and Infiniti Q to include more than 130,000 late-model versions of those vehicles. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall is meant to fix a flaw in the vehicles’ fuel system that could lead to a fire.
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