With technology advancing, automated vehicles are getting closer to being deployed on public roads for the general public. Despite all these technological developments, technology is not infallible. It could happen that a defect of an automated vehicle occurs whilst it is in use on public roads. Such a defect can range from a visible defect like a broken sensor, to an invisible defect as a software bug. Not all defects will have an important influence on the driving of the vehicle, but some defects could result in dangerous situations on the road. Who should prevent an automated vehicle from driving down public roads with such a safety-critical defect? This contribution will explore with whom this duty of care should rest. The role of the user of the automated vehicle, the owner, the manufacturer and the vehicle authority (approval authority) will be discussed.
|Title of host publication||Conference proceedings 13th ITS Europe Congress|
|Publication status||Published - 9-Jul-2019|
|Event||13th ITS European Congress - Brainport, Eindhoven, Netherlands|
Duration: 3-Jun-2019 → 6-Jun-2019
|Conference||13th ITS European Congress|
|Period||03/06/2019 → 06/06/2019|