Britain Proposes New Framework Autonomous Vehicle Insurance

The British government has announced that it will consider new regulations to guarantee victims of accidents involving self-driving cars timely compensation in an effort to clear one of the largest obstacles to automated driving technology. Regulators and insurers have grappled with how to determine the ultimate liability for accidents, slowing the roll out of the technology. In an effort to address this issue, Britain will introduce a framework for insurance geared towards the new technology, likely in the form of a single insurance product that will provide coverage for a driver when a vehicle is being used conventionally as well as when the vehicle is operating on autopilot. The government believes this framework is key to their goal of encouraging the development and testing of self-driving vehicles in the country.

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