Autonomous Vehicles: Legal Considerations and Dilemmas

  • Kyriaki NoussiaEmail author
Part of the AIDA Europe Research Series on Insurance Law and Regulation book series (ERSILR, volume 1)


Autonomous vehicles pose ethical and legal dilemmas when it comes to their driving. One of the many arising issues is how to programme crash algorithms in autonomous vehicles. By the time we will have reached the point where it will be possible to purchase fully automated autonomous vehicles, these will be the end product of a long and—at least at present—still unfinished process of gradual automation. The potential of mass sales of autonomous vehicles in the near future will also mean the start of a new era in road traffic circulation. This paper examines legal issues that arise in relation to the driving of autonomous vehicles in public circulation modus, and discusses certain considerations and dilemmas that are likely to be posed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law School, University of ExeterExeterUK

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