Here’s a riddle: It’s 2022 and you’re in your new self-driving car, tooling down the highway, hands off the wheel. Suddenly — BOOM! — your car swerves to avoid an accident and plows right into the pickup beside you.
Who’s to blame for the accident? You? The automaker? The software developer who wrote the code for your autonomous coupe? No one?
That conundrum is the kind of legal morass autonomous driving tech is headed for unless the legalities around its use are settled, explains Computerworld senior reporter Lucas Mearian.