Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates
Phone 714-464-6903
Toll Free 866-543-7598

Hablamos Español - 24 Hours

Home, Work or Hospital Visits

FacebookGoogle Plus

Free Consultation

No-Hassle, No-Obligation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

White House adopts autonomous vehicle policy

Finally, the Federal government has adopted a national policy regarding autonomous vehicles. The technology has been surging ahead with both tech and traditional auto companies experimenting with new vehicles. From Tesla's autopilot to the Uber program in Pittsburg, there are numerous self-driving car technologies across the country.

The policy covers several aspects including safety, a model law for states, allocation of liability, and a list of exemptions to bring the technology to market. Moreover, the policy tries to clarify issues of liability. For example, in a self-driven car that is being operated by a human, traditional liability rules apply. But in a genuinely self-driven vehicle, these new liability policies would control.

Moreover, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) re-emphasized its authority to recall any vehicles, including autonomous ones. In an apparent direct response to Tesla's Autopilot crash, the policy directs self-driving systems to anticipate inattentive drivers. In short, companies may need to "idiot proof" their cars.

If you were injured in an accident due to a distracted driver who relied too much on a driving assist program, then you may want to speak with an experienced lawyer. There are no self-driving programs that can operate entirely without a human driver. Humans need to pay attention to the road to adapt to issues not programmed into the car, for example, a family of ducks crossing the road. A lawyer can review your rights and advise you of your best option to pursue compensation. You may not want to pursue your case alone.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
${site.data.firmName}

Office Location

Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates
505 S. Villa Real
Anaheim, CA 92807

Phone: 714-464-6903
Toll Free: 866-543-7598
Anaheim Law Office Map

Connect With Us

FacebookGoogle Plus