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Robocars - Who'll be Responsible for Pedestrain Accidents?

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Self-driving cars are on the way.

Accordingly to Scott Feschuk's recent article in Macleans's magazine:

" Nissan says it will deliver one to market within seven years.."

Alright then.

Let me ask you this.

If a robocar hits and injures a pedestrian. And in the circumstances the actions of the robocar were negligent. Who's responsible?

Is the "driver" of the car responsible? After all, he/she was behind the wheel at the time.

Is the "manufacturer" of the robocar responsible? Wasn't it the manfacturer who programmed the vehicle to "behave" as it did.

This question is coming down the pipe.

So I thought I'd throw it out there and jump  start the  conversation.

Any thoughts on the matter?

If so, call me at 604-255-9018 or drop me a line at [email protected]

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts.

Jeff Witten

Category: Car Accidents

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