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Mar 12
Reviewing the Law for Driverless Cars



The United Kingdom is serious about paving the way for self-driving cars.

Last week, the UK government announced it was launching a three-year regulatory review that will allow autonomous cars to operate safely and deal with such issues as liability and insurance matters that may crop up with there's no human behind the wheel.

The review will be conducted by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission. The commissions will grapple with such issues as:

  • Whether there's a need for new criminal offences to deal with new types of conduct and interference
  • Who the "driver" is or responsible person
  • The role of automated vehicles within public transportation networks

 The UK roads commissioner said this work marks an important milestone in the government's commitment to technology.

"With driving technology advancing at an unprecedented rate, it is important that our laws and regulations keep pace so that all the UK can remain one of the world leaders in this field," said Jesse Norman, UK roads commissioner.

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