READING - Changing Driving Laws to Support Automated Vehicles
Governments are faced with the prospect of preparing for the operation of self driving vehicles on our highways. Probably chief among the considerations is who is responsible if the automated vehicle causes a crash.
This document from Australia's National Transport Commission examines the need to:
- provide clarity about the situations when an automated driving system (ADS) , rather than a human driver, may drive a vehicle
- ensure there is a legal entity that can be held responsible for the ADS when it is operating
- establish any new leg al obligations that may be required for users of automated vehicles
- outline further work that needs to be done to transform agreed policy into legislation