Driver Using “Autopilot” Technology Criminally Charged After Collision – JONATHAN TURLEY

https://jonathanturley.org/2020/07/05/driver-using-autopilot-technology-criminally-charged-after-collision/

A driver reportedly relying on the “Autopilot” function of a vehicle was cited for driving with criminal negligence after his passenger car struck a legally standing police patrol car. Though anecdotal, I believe this incident demonstrates what I believe to be a legal fatal flaw in the foundational concept for vehicles equipped with autonomous navigation and driving technology–that they can cause either the “driver” or vehicle owner into criminal liability for essentially the passive act of allowing the car control over the journey.

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