Going driverless: the legal consequences of making the human driver redundant

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Abstract

Automated driving is getting increasingly more attention. More and more cars are equipped with self-driving features and fully automated driving is getting closer to reality by the day. Trials with self-driving vehicles are currently taking place across the globe. However, before handing over control to the automated vehicle, there are challenges to overcome. These are not only technical challenges but also legal challenges. Although the driver becomes redundant from a technical perspective, from a legal perspective this is not the case. Laws will have to be adjusted to accommodate this new technology. This paper will give a short overview of the legal challenges ahead, especially the challenges regarding technical regulations, traffic laws and liability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018, April 16-19, 2018, Vienna, Austria
Publication statusPublished - 16-Apr-2018

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