Seattle Times Piece Examines Liability for Accidents Involving Self-Driving Vehicles

Seattle Times Piece Examines Liability for Accidents Involving Self-Driving Vehicles

On the heels of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s executive order allowing companies to use Washington roads as a testing ground for autonomous vehicles, the issue of liability is a hot topic in the state.

On the heels of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s executive order allowing companies to use Washington roads as a testing ground for autonomous vehicles, the issue of liability is a hot topic in the state.

In a June 19 Seattle Times article, David Gutman asks: “Who’s responsible if a self-driving car is involved in – or causes – a crash?”

It’s a question that has no concrete answer yet, although experts are assuming that some of the liability will shift from drivers to automakers.

“With the vast majority of collisions caused by human error, self-driving cars carry the potential to dramatically decrease crashes on the road,” Gutman says in the article. “But, especially while self-driving cars share the road with standard ones, it’s unlikely that collisions will disappear entirely.”

For more, read “Who’ll be responsible when self-driving car crashes?” in the Seattle Times.

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