Autonomous vehicles: insurance and product liability implications on land and on the high seasAuthor : Belinda Henningham (Partner)

Wotton + Kearney Partner, Belinda Henningham, along with Peter Allchorne, Wendy Hopkins, Olya Melnitchouk, Andrew Parker and Toby Vallance from our Legalign Global Alliance partner firm, DAC Beachcroft, explore whether the insurance industry is ready for the potential shift in policy coverage relating to autonomous vehicles and crewless ships.

Belinda states that”…should the Australian Federal Government adopt the Standing Committee’s recommendation that a working party with industry and academic stakeholders be established, Insurers will have a real opportunity to argue their case about the risks and liabilities before fully automated vehicles are on our roads in large numbers and who should be legally responsible for accidents”.

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