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Self Driving Cars Must Be Covered By Insurance

Self Driving Cars Must Be Covered By Insurance
Posted in Tech On By Tim Ridd-Jolly

A new UK bill says that the car owner's insurance must cover any accidents caused by their self driving car. Click through to read more...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="It's a debate that's been going on for some time - if you're in a self-driving car and it does something wrong, who foots the bill? The car owner, or the car maker? The UK government has answered that question." font_container="tag:h3|text_align:left" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_column_text]According to a new UK bill, self driving cars must be covered by insurance. This means that they believe that if your piloted vehicle does something wrong, you're at fault. It also stipulates that dash cams like the ones Review by car bibles must be present, some times more than one aimed at the same angle, insist on this as well, stating that this simple redundancy will save many innocent people their claims. In the new proposals, you must be covered when you're in control of the vehicle, and you must be covered if the vehicle is driving by itself. That being said, the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill doesn't stop insurers trying to recover their costs from a carmaker - it just ensures that accidents caused by either the driver or the automated technology are covered if the other driver or car was not at fault. If you are looking for affordable car insurance visit Utility Saving Expert.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1481109360829{background-color: #212121 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="821" img_size="full" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The reason this decision was made, and all accident lawyers agree on that, - is because ministers want to ensure that accident victims are able to claim compensation easily if a collision occurs in a car with self-driving technology on board, regardless of whether the human driver or software were controlling the car. It's worth noting that the bill worrying includes a section about updating your self-driving car. If you miss an update, or ignore an update that your insurance policy requires you to, you will be left liable for any damage your car causes. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

"[The bill] demonstrates the government's clear commitment to moving forward when it comes to automated vehicles."


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With self-driving cars already being tested on UK roads, and the number of cars being announced with the technology built in as standard on the rise, it's clear that the government needed to introduce this type of bill sooner rather than later. The ministers state that the government reserves the right to determine if a car falls under the "self-driving car" banner, and therefore subject to the new rules.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The government have made a few changes recently in regards to insurance policies - one of them being a crackdown on whiplash claims in minor accidents. This bill is a clear look at the future of straightforward, simplified insurance policies." font_container="tag:h5|text_align:left" use_theme_fonts="yes"][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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