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U.K.: Self-driving car manufacturers will be held responsible for accidents

By The Inquirer (London)

May 26, 2016

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Manufacturers of self-driving cars will be held responsible for accidents rather than the humans "driving" them, according to the UK government.

The government has given more insight into how it thinks driverless car insurance policies could work, revealing that it will hold the vehicle, and by extension the manufacturer, liable for accidents.

"In the event of a serious collision when in driverless mode, it would be the vehicle at fault instead of the human driver," said roads minister Andrew Jones on Wednesday.

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