Business Insurance Autonomous cars shift insurance liability toward manufacturers Business Insurance (Reuters) — Hacker attacks or faulty software could shift the burden of legal and regulatory liability toward makers of self-driving cars and away…
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When insurance companies start asking questions like this we start seeing the real risks. More and more stories about potential risks will come out, which is great because it means that manufacturers will put a lot more effort into designing safety features.
If the car manufacturer can be made culpable because of software flaws or because of hacker activity, they will be a lot more careful in their design before launching their cars.
I would expect international standards to be developed between the insurance companies, motoring associations, car manufacturers and Government such that the industry becomes highly regulated. Safety isn’t a feature its an imperative.
I would not be buying or driving an autonomous car if I could be held liable for anything from disobeying a temporary speed sign through to causing an accident, when sitting in the drivers seat while the car was driving itself.