Changing the law for autonomous vehicles

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Changing the law for autonomous vehicles

With the Queen recently greenlighting a Bill to ensure the UK becomes a leader in the development of self-driving cars, what was once science fiction could soon be a reality. The Bill intends to limit the rules and regulations surrounding new technology to allow cars and other vehicles to be driven by on-board computers, as well as to adapt current legislation to take liability issues into account. Nick Terry, a partner at Burton Copeland LLP Solicitors, explains why adapting the current law governing motor vehicles may not be enough to cater for the nuances of driverless cars and suggests what should be done to ensure autonomous vehicles are appropriately covered from a legal perspective to protect businesses.

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