Category: Driverless Cars

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March 29, 2018

Perfection will never be possible, but tragic pedestrian death in self driving Uber crash shouldn’t stop autonomous vehicles, which will save lives and reduce car accidents by 90% or more

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March 13, 2018

Auto attorney Steve Gursten offers strategies for how lawyers can be ready for the day when autonomous vehicles (AVs) slash car accidents by 90%

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September 2, 2017

Research finds driverless cars can’t easily predict bicycles’ unexpected traffic patterns or pick up on their paths, putting cyclists at risk for a crash

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March 2, 2017

Will there be – as one expert predicts – ‘a shift in blame for a crash from the at-fault driver to the automotive industry and … manufacturers and software developers who design and update [driverless] car computers’? Driverless cars will one day do wonders to save lives. That’s why I’ve been such an outspoken proponent …

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January 16, 2017

Industry ‘insider’ also predicts automated vehicles will reduce auto accident frequency by up to 90% I’ve written extensively on what I think the future will bring, and how potential tort liability for driverless car manufacturers will be sorted out. We know there will be a much brighter and hopeful future, where most of the terrible …

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December 10, 2016

New historic law will allow autonomous vehicles to be road-tested without a human being present Driverless cars will, without a doubt, drive us all into a future where drastically fewer car accidents occur: “Automated vehicles have the potential to save thousands of lives …” – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx “[T]he Department of Transportation has …

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December 9, 2016

House Bills 4637, 4639 and 4640 set liability limits for on-duty, ‘transportation network company’ drivers with and without passengers; No Fault benefits for passengers; coverage exclusions; bills go to Governor We know that app-based ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have been doing business here in Michigan for a while. However, what we haven’t known …

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November 18, 2016

Volvo says ‘yes.’ The U.S. DOT acknowledges it’s worth considering. So why did Michigan lawmakers steer clear of the issue in our driverless car bills (SB 995-997)? Yesterday, I talked about Michigan’s driverless car legislation and how it fell short of the “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy,” which says manufacturers who want to road-test their self-driving …

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November 17, 2016

U.S. DOT’s ‘Federal Automated Vehicles Policy’ urges $5 million in liability insurance coverage for road-testing self-driving cars, determining manufacturer liability for car accidents. Yet, neither issue addressed in MI Senate Bills 995-997 I’m 100% in support of the driverless car legislation that’s on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration. It’s an important …

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