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Using Game Theory to Determine Who’s Liable: Autonomous Vehicle or Human Driver?

A recent decision by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on the March 2018 Uber crash that killed a pedestrian in Arizona split the blame among Uber, the company’s autonomous vehicle (AV), the safety driver in the vehicle, the victim, …

No Criminal Liability for Uber in Fatal 2018 Arizona Self-Driving Car Crash

Uber Technologies Inc. is not criminally liable in a March 2018 crash in Tempe, Arizona, in which one of the company’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, prosecutors said on Tuesday. The Yavapai County Attorney said in a letter …

Travelers: Use Current Auto Insurance Model for Autonomous Future

Auto insurance should continue to be the primary compensation model for accident victims as the driving population transitions to and then fully adopts autonomous vehicles, according to the insurer that issued the nation’s first auto liability policy in 1897. “This …

Car Makers Urged to Relay Limitations, Downplay Hype in Marketing Autonomous Systems

Deadly crashes involving Tesla Inc. and Uber Technologies vehicles operating entirely or in part under automated systems have made a once-abstract problem very real for auto industry lawyers gathered at a recent conference. It is crucial that companies accurately outline …

Tesla Insists Driver to Blame for Fatal Crash; Family Hires Lawyer

Tesla Inc. again placed blame for a fatal crash involving a Model X last month on the driver as the man’s family hires a firm to explore legal options. The March 23 death of Walter Huang happened on a clear …

More Relatives of Victim of Uber Driverless Car Crash Hire Lawyer

More family members of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc. self-driving vehicle have hired legal counsel, indicating the ride services firm’s legal problems may not be over in the first fatality caused by an autonomous car. Phoenix attorney …

If They Try It, They’ll Like It: How Ridesharing, Autonomous Cars Will Win Over the Public

Five years ago, when she was still an insurance broker with Marsh, Kate Sampson called insurance underwriters at American International Group (AIG) and other insurers with a new concept. “I’m working with this company and this is what they’re going …

How to Make a Driverless Car Blameless

Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road. The world’s largest …

Audi Goes Full Speed on Automated Driving, While Competitors Wary of Liability, Regulation

German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology. At the Frankfurt car show, Audi paraded the A8 …

Family Says Tesla Car Did Not Kill Their Son But Regulator Says Tesla Shares Blame

Federal accident investigators are poised to find that Tesla Inc.’s auto-driving system should share blame for a fatal 2016 crash in which a Model S sedan drove itself into the side of a truck. The investigative staff of U.S. National …