The 9th Allianz Motor Day, which this year for the first time took place as a combination of on-site event at the AZT and online streaming, was dedicated to other current topics from the automotive sector in addition to the main topic "Automated driving becomes reality".
In the first part of the Motor Day, which was mainly aimed at the audience in Germany, Frank Sommerfeld (CEO Allianz Versicherungs-AG and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland AG) and James Wallner (CEO ADAC Autoversicherung AG and Member of the Board of Management of ADAC Versicherung AG) first presented innovations in motor insurance for electric vehicles in Germany. Carsten Reinkemeyer (Head of Vehicle Technology & Safety Research at the AZT) presented the latest AZT research results on the claims experience with electric vehicles. Karsten Göwecke (Ständiger Vertreter des Landesbranddirektors, Berliner Feuerwehr) supplemented the substantive part on fire damage and brought in the perspective of the fire department on this topic.
Frank Sommerfeld, CEO Allianz Versicherungs-AG and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Deutschland AG, talking to James Wallner, CEO ADAC Autoversicherung AG and Member of the Board of Management of ADAC Versicherung AG
Carsten Reinkemeyer, Head of Vehicle Technology & Safety Research at the AZT, presents the latest AZT research results on damage to electric vehicles
From left to right: Carsten Reinkemeyer (AZT), Fero Andersen (moderator), Karsten Göwecke (Ständiger Vertreter des Landesbranddirektors, Berliner Feuerwehr)
The next part of the agenda was a very special one for the AZT: The 50th anniversary of the AZT was officially honored in front of the audience. Jochen Haug (Chief Claims Officer and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Versicherungs-AG) and Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser (Managing Director Allianz Center for Technology) summarized the importance of the AZT in the past decades for Allianz, the industry and society and presented an outlook on the current and future topic portfolio of the AZT.
Jochen Haug, Chief Claims Officer and Member of the Board of Management of Allianz Versicherungs-AG, congratulates Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser, Managing Director AZT, on the company's 50th anniversary
Key note speech by Allianz Deutschland CEO Dr. Klaus-Peter Röhler
After a short break, Fero Andersen, the moderator of the event, kicked off the second international part of the event. After a key note speech by Dr. Klaus-Peter Röhler (CEO Allianz Deutschland AG and Member of the Board of Allianz SE), experts from the automotive industry, science and research as well as members of the Allianz Board of Management discussed the main topic of the event "Automated driving becomes reality". The discussion was broadcast throughout Europe and was held in English.
Panel discussion on the topic of "Automated driving becomes reality"
After the panel discussion the guests had the opportunity to have a look at the exhibition in the outdoor area of the AZT and to inform themselves about various topics. At this point, we would like to express our special thanks to our exhibitors, who made a significant contribution to ensuring that the topics of the Motor Day could be experienced on site.
As part of the event, Allianz published its positions on the various topics, which are summarized below:
Insuring electric cars correctly
- Batteries insured at replacement value - no "new for old" deduction
- Optimized coverage concept already included in car insurance Komfort
- Incorrect operation of charging stations covered by comprehensive insurance
Insuring electric cars correctly
Electric cars more expensive to repair than combustion cars
- Repair specifications make accident repairs more expensive
- Expensive follow-up costs after accidents and fires
- Type class classification for electric cars works
50 years of automotive research at the AZT
- Allianz research institute celebrates its 50th anniversary
- AZT stands for competence in vehicle technology and safety research
- Current research focus is assisted and automated driving
Making Europe fit for autonomous driving
- Allianz will insure autonomous vehicles and technical supervision
- Sensor data is essential for clarifying causes of accidents involving autonomous vehicles
- Europe-wide data trustee should facilitate data exchange and accident investigation
- In automated vehicles, the vehicle owner should also be insured in the event of an accident caused by the vehicle
All documents and press information on the Allianz Motor Day can be found on the event page https://events.techcast.cloud/en/allianz-deutschland/allianz-autotag-2021