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Autonomous Vehicles And UK Product Liability Law: Part 1

Law360 (November 19, 2018, 1:23 PM EST) -- In a Law360 guest article last month, we considered recent developments in the United Kingdom regarding autonomous vehicles, and how the insurance position for the same has been recently clarified in the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018, or AEVA. We also considered the problems in relation to the applicability of criminal law and road traffic offenses to AVs.

By way of recap, the AEVA essentially promotes a single defendant scenario for injured parties, whereby insurers of an AV shall be liable for the damage occurring, with subsequent apportionment of liability in relation to manufacturers or other parties occurring thereafter and behind...

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