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Insurance liability for driverless technology

Insurance liability for driverless technology

28 June 2021

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says that while the insurance industry fully supports the development of autonomous driving technology for its potential to improve road safety, it also believes that drivers must have a clear understanding and realistic expectations about a system’s capability.

A spokesperson for the ABI comments that technologies such automated lane keeping systems (ALKS), which rely on the driver to take back control, are not classed as automated, but as assisted systems.

Furthermore, driver education informing the users about the true capabilities and limitations of the technology, so that they don’t overly trust systems which have limited capabilities, is key to ensuring fewer accidents and insurance claims.

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