Tesla Model 3 crash and semi-autonomous technology

I don’t mind admitting that I’m very much a ‘fully automated vehicles on our public roads’ sceptic.

Now before all the tech nerds get on my case accusing me of being a dinosaur, living in the dark age and denying what will ultimately become reality blah, blah, blah … I am very much a supporter of autonomous vehicles in controlled spaces, i.e. mines, farms etc, just not on public roads.

Apart from the fact that I’m not convinced (and I could be wrong) that an autonomous car can accurately decipher between a telegraph pole and a mother with a pram.  Should it need to decide what to hit, to enable it to avoid what it considers has the potential of being a more serious accident, I wonder what the litigation aspect would be if the vehicle has an accident.

Who is responsible should an autonomous car crash – the person sitting in the car at the time, the owner of the car, the manufacturer of the car or could the car dealer share in some of the blame?

Not that this recent article by Ben Zachariah on Drive.com.au specifically answers any of my questions, I will watch with interest to see how it all pans out.

Tesla Model 3 crashes into Ferry gates – Drive

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