Panasonic Corp's SPACe_L autonomous car concept is displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 24, 2019. Advances in selling self-driving cars to the broader consumer market are being held back by liability issues. Photo: Kyodo
Panasonic Corp's SPACe_L autonomous car concept is displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 24, 2019. Advances in selling self-driving cars to the broader consumer market are being held back by liability issues. Photo: Kyodo

Self-driving cars pose crucial question: who to blame in a crash

  • Who is liable when a fully self-driving car hits another vehicle or a pedestrian remains a complex question for both carmakers and tech firms
  • Despite the intense debate over legal issues, self-driving cars have the potential to drastically reduce the number of car crashes and deaths on roads

Panasonic Corp's SPACe_L autonomous car concept is displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 24, 2019. Advances in selling self-driving cars to the broader consumer market are being held back by liability issues. Photo: Kyodo
Panasonic Corp's SPACe_L autonomous car concept is displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 24, 2019. Advances in selling self-driving cars to the broader consumer market are being held back by liability issues. Photo: Kyodo
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