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Kennedys backs combination of criminal and regulatory regimes to help build confidence in driverless public transport
We have recommended that new criminal offences dealing with cyber-attacks on buses, taxis and other forms of public transport will be needed as the technology emerges, in our response to a Law Commission consultation. We have also said operators of driverless public transport should take personal responsibility for their safety as part of the protections needed to build consumer confidence in the concept.
The way in which people and goods travel is changing rapidly. The shift towards transport in which machines are increasingly taking control from humans raises fundamental considerations around public safety, ethical dilemmas and where liability rests when accidents occur. It also means a major shift in the amount of data that is collected by vehicles, and how that data is stored and used.
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.
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.
Seriously injured claimants often find themselves in a position where their current property is no longer suitable for their needs. More space is needed to facilitate extensive aids and equipment, or rooms for resident carers.
Commitments in the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill will be of major interest to corporate insurers and those concerned with the changing motor liability framework.
Insurers have a long way to go to earn public trust over approach to driverless cars, Kennedys survey reveals
Consumers are suspicious of what will happen to insurance premiums once driverless cars hit UK roads and fear that insurers will misuse the data they receive from vehicles, according to a survey that we have commissioned.
Overwhelming support for driverless cars among people living with disabilities, Kennedys survey reveals
Eighty-four per cent of people who are currently unable to drive due to disability support the introduction of driverless cars on UK roads, according to a survey that we have commissioned.
Only 44% of UK adults support the introduction of driverless cars on UK roads, according to a survey we have commissioned that highlights the impact of driverless vehicles, including the disconnect between the public perception of the technology and its safety, and the reality.
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