Who would be at fault in an accident involving a driverless car?

Posted by Julie Donovan on

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We are now going into the age of driverless cars which we are told will reduce the number of car accidents - but what happens when there is an accident? The owner cannot be at fault as he/she does not have control of the car, so who is? 

On reading a recent article Google, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo have all said that they will accept responsibility when their computers are at the wheel. 

This is great for the consumers who buy autonomous cars but as none of these three companies sell autonomous cars to the public, how much further forward are we?

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Julie is a Senior Legal Executive in our Personal Injury team with over 18 years of experience in compensation claims.

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