Will tomorrow’s drivers be robots? The Green Piece. | via @GreenCarWebsite
Even assuming that we can be fully assured that automated cars are safe, there are still other problems to iron out before we’ll see real world applications. There are a few legal implications to address even if we are approaching nearer to a stage of actual technical roll-out. What if there is a mechanical fault in the automation of a car? Who is responsible if that fault causes a crash? Can drivers with automated cars by-pass laws governing careless and inattentive driving? How do the police tell the difference between the motorist of a car being automatically driven and the driver inexcusably using his mobile phone while in control of a car? It’s these questions that still need to be sorted.