The self-driving car, able to transport passengers from A to B without the slightest human assistance, that is to say, with no-one behind the steering wheel, will be with us in no time.
The last hurdle is a legal one. In case of an accident, who will be held responsible? Whose insurance would come into play? Would it be the car manufacturer, the Satnav, the sensors, the “driver” of the vehicle, the passengers? … the list is long.
Whilst everything is on hold, Tesla tried to establish partnerships with insurance companies. Volvo, on the other hand, in the words of one of its directors has stated that “the car, and therefore the manufacturer, must be held responsible”.
A decisive step could soon be taken in Finland.
For more information:
- Les Echos
- C’est pas mon idée
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