UK Government Changing Laws on Motor Insurance for Driverless Cars – Car Insurance
According to the British Government the Insurance Market for Driverless Vehicles could be as much as € 1bn worldwide.
The main problem is as always legal obstacles including who would be responsible in the event of an accident.
Chancellor George Osborne announced plans for vehicle tests on motorways and formulate proposals to remove legal barriers to the technology.
The aim is to remove the rules preventing driverless cars including any in the Highway Code.
“Insurance law will be changed so that, in the future, motorists who have handed control to their ‘self-driving’ cars can be insured properly,” the government said on its website.
“The Highway code and regulations are to be altered so advanced driver-assistance systems that change lanes on the motorway and park the vehicle by remote control can be used safely,” it added.
The cars will still need to have a driver who could take control if needed. The consultation will close in mid-September, with a view to enactment sometime in 2020.