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3 Risk Management Options For Autonomous Vehicle Makers

Law360 (September 6, 2018, 3:43 PM EDT) -- If an autonomous vehicle is involved in an accident, who is responsible? Autonomous vehicle litigation is new and unexplored territory, with no case law or liability framework yet developed — so it’s difficult to answer that question. While AVs have been involved in several crashes, confidential settlements and investigations clearing the AVs of fault have left manufacturers without precedent for assigning liability.

Potential defenses are available to makers of autonomous vehicles — but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. AV manufacturers who do not wish to be pioneers in autonomous vehicle litigation should take steps to mitigate the...

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