Friday, October 9, 2015
Mercedes, Volvo, and Google Accept Autonomous Car Liability
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Autonomous cars will be brought to the mass market very soon, and in all practicality, will most likely make our roads safer. Those that adopt the technology are less likely to have an interest in actually driving, and leave things up to the car. With that, there hasn’t been much discussion on where liability rests when these systems go wrong. Who’s is really to blame when the car is doing to the driving?
Then, speaking at the Swedish Embassy earlier this week, Volvo Chief Håkan Samuelsson stated that “Volvo will accept full liability whenever one of its cars is in autonomous mode.” These assurances have preempted any real legal discussion at the federal level throughout governments around the world. In all, there hasn’t been much in the way of legislation pushed through on autonomous cars.