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Automated vehicles bring looming liability challenges for insurers and lawyers

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:30 AM | By Nicole Mangan

Automobile insurance providers have historically relied on drivers’ individual records, along with statistics about various categories of drivers (traditionally grouped by age and sex), to determine the risk posed by the drivers they insure and to calculate the appropriate associated insurance premiums. A driver’s actions are also significant in determining fault for a collision.

Driverless vehicles are now shifting the automobile industry in a different direction and this will have an impact on how auto insurance risks are evaluated. The current automobile market contains semi-automated vehicle...