Insurance companies will need to offer two types of protection for self-driving cars in the UK, to cover times when the vehicle is driving itself and times when a human driver is in control, according to government proposals.
The plans, which are detailed in the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, enable drivers involved in an accident to claim compensation if the incident took place when their car was driving autonomously.
Under the rules, insurers would be able to try to recover their costs from the vehicle manufacturers.
However, the draft bill also flags up two exemptions. Read more…
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