In this assignment, I choose the basic assignment, and I will talk about the legal status of autonomous vehicles and survey the challenges facing the legal framework and regulation of autonomous vehicles and issues with liability.
The legal status of autonomous vehicles
Recently, The German Federal Senate voted to pass the country’s first law on automatic driving, which allows automatic driving to replace human driving under certain conditions. This is the first time that automatic driving has introduced into the effective road traffic regulations all over the world. With the development of technology, the legal status of autonomous vehicles.
The challenges facing the legal framework
The law isn’t provided driver easily, but a set of regulations and decrees, which determines what happens when you encounter a specific situation. For autonomous vehicles, most of the law aren’t enacted, and we should be careful when we try to deal with terms. If the law is too strict for autonomous vehicles, the manufacturer of autonomous vehicles may give up this area, and it will impede the develop of technology. On the other hand, if the law is too easy, the manufacturer of autonomous vehicles may pay less attention to the safe. So, we should find a balance between the two extremes.
The challenges facing the regulation of autonomous vehicles
In my opinion, the regulation of autonomous vehicles isn’t only regulating the manufacturer of autonomous vehicles, but also the auto repair shop which provide maintenance and Software upgrades. Most of the manufacturer of autonomous vehicles are supervised by various of institutions, their products will pass various of tests before MP (Mass Production). However, the regulation of auto repair shop is less than the manufacturer of autonomous vehicles, so, they may make more profit by decreasing the quality of part.
The challenges facing the issues with liability
This is a so difficult problem in every traffic accident. So many factors such as the manufacturer of autonomous vehicles and the auto repair shop and driver and so on should be considered. However, I insist that the manufacturer of autonomous vehicles doesn’t assumed liabilities once their product has passed the tests of regulator and can be proved that there is no quality problem.