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Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will herald dramatic changes for the motor insurance market according to our recently published report.
British people are the least supportive nation in their attitude towards driverless cars, or indeed any form of autonomous vehicle (AV), according to a study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong).
As one of the largest studies on attitudes towards autonomous vehicles to date, our new report explores public support across the globe and insights from key industry leaders.
The results of the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commissions’ joint preliminary consultation into the safe regulation of autonomous vehicles (AVs), echo the importance of manufacturers working collaboratively with government and insurers on data management in the new driverless vehicles environment.
A summary of key developments including the Law Commission’s response to the AV consultation, government plans to regulate the fourth industrial revolution, the extension of the fixed recoverable cost regime, an update on the discount rate in Scotland, insurer reporting provisions and an awaited appeal to decide the extent of an employers’ liability for their employees actions.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. As a new era of transport continues to unfold, Kennedys is here to keep you up to date on the latest developments and what they mean for you and your business.
Predicting the future: Kennedys and Zelichov on how the Autonomous Vehicle Industry can reach its full potential
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been deliberated, trialled and tested for many years. Indeed, driverless technology is already used in many rail transport systems around the world. However, when it comes to the prospect of fully driverless road vehicles, the jury is still out.
The legal framework which has developed gradually over the last 100 years since the invention of motor vehicles governs the criminal liabilities of drivers. The system is well understood and is managed reasonably well by our overburdened criminal courts when drivers fall foul of the law.
The government needs to do much more to bring stakeholders together if it is to successfully implement autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the UK, we have told the Law Commission’s consultation on the introduction of AVs in the UK.
A summary of key developments including an update on the Civil Liability Act 2018 (whiplash claims and discount rate review), small claims track, LASPO review, regulation of claims management companies, Scottish civil justice reform, online court modernisation, autonomous vehicles, ongoing review of the Motor Insurance Directive and ABI guidance on Green Cards.