Wednesday September 09, 2015

Autonomous Cars Shift Insurance Liability Toward Manufacturers

If a self-driving car gets in an accident due to a malfunction or computer error, who pays for the damages?

"Although accident rates will theoretically fall, new risks will come with autonomous vehicles," said Domenico Savarese, Group head of Proposition Development and Telematics at Zurich Insurance. "What should be done in the case of a faulty software algorithm? Should manufacturers be required to monitor vehicles post-sale in the case of a malfunction or a hacker attack?" Savarese asked.

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