Christopher Suarez explores liability, insurance, and intellectual property issues in “Autonomous Vehicles: Liability, Insurance, and Intellectual Property”, an article published in the April 2018 edition of Automotive World. Many novel legal issues are raised in the article, including whether the liability for road traffic incidents will shift from drivers towards vehicle manufacturers. “But to which manufacturers? Should the vehicle manufacturer itself take the blame? Should it be the designer of the software algorithm that controlled the vehicle’s movements?” The article delves into these questions and others relating to patent and intellectual property rights, many of which will be new territory for vehicle and other manufacturers in the autonomous vehicle supply chain.
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