British Law Commissions jointly recommends that users of self-driving cars be granted immunity for various motoring offenses, including dangerous driving, speeding, and jumping red lights.
The Law Commission for Scotland, England and Wales has proposed an automated vehicle act to reflect the “profound legal consequences” of automobiles. He says the person in the driver’s seat should not take responsibility for how the car moves. Alternatively, a company licensed for a vehicle should face regulatory sanctions if something goes wrong.
Summarizes the report published today by the Commission.
“While a vehicle is self-driving, we do not think that a person needs to respond to events in the absence of a transfer demand (the driver needs to take control). It is unrealistic to expect such a person. Is not paying attention to the road (for example) to deal with a flat tire or a closed road sign. Even hearing the ambulance siren will be difficult for those who are deaf Listening to loud music.
The commission’s report states that there should be a clear distinction between driver assistance and self-driving. Vehicles should only be classified as self-driving if it is considered safe, even if the individual is not aware or supervising the driving environment, the vehicle or the way it is driven.
Autonomous cars should facilitate a change in the driver’s demand for re-control if the car is aware of a situation it cannot deal with. This demand must be made clearly, giving the individual plenty of time to respond. The car should reduce the risk if a person comes to a stop at least and fails to handle it.
Tesla’s self-driving cars are sold in the United States as autopilot and full self-driving. Since his release, there have been various accidents, many of which have resulted in deaths due to driver or car interference.
US Department of Vehicles Complete self-driving term has begun to be reviewed.
In the UK, the Law Commission’s recommendations suggest protection of features such as driver assistance sold as self-driving.
Public Law Commissioner Nicholas Pence QC says recommendations have been made –
“Unprecedented opportunity to promote public acceptance of automobiles.”
Transport Minister Trudy Harrison said:
“The development of self-driving cars in the UK has the potential to revolutionize travel, making everyday travel safer, easier and more lush.
“This government is encouraging the development and deployment of these technologies to understand the benefits of these technologies. However, we must ensure that we have the right regulations, based on safety and accountability, so that the public To restore confidence, the department funded this independent report.
Recommendations from the Law Commission such as the self-driving car user in charge will still maintain responsibilities such as taking out insurance and ensuring that children wear seat belts. Where vehicles are allowed to drive without anyone in the driver’s seat, a licensed operator will be responsible for overseeing the journey, which will now be considered by the governments concerned.