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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Liability and the Self Driving Car

In the CACM, about the process of self driving, and how that links to specific liability.

Here's Why Self-Driving Cars May Never Really Be Self-Driving
By Computerworld   February 24, 2017

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are exploring myriad unpredictable issues with autonomous car technology that might be solved with embedded software to avoid accidents.

Their proof-of-concept KeYmarea X software seeks to determine how self-driving cars should reason through all possible accident scenarios, and determine when to switch control over to human drivers.

Regulations governing self-driving vehicle liability currently are lacking, so insurance firms will likely litigate against the automaker for accident claims and not the driver. .... " 

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