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Insurance reforms to pave the way for autonomous vehicles


Andrew Forster
17 February 2017

The Government is to reform motor vehicle insurance legislation to make it suitable for autonomous vehicles (AVs).  

UK motor vehicle insurance is currently based on insuring the driver of the vehicle, rather than the vehicle itself. “In an AV, as the driver can be out of the loop, this approach begins to break down and gaps begin to appear in the UK motor insurance framework,” says the Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV).

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