German lawmakers are planning to propose legislation regarding the requirement of black boxes for autonomous vehicles. This safety feature follows the Tesla Autopilot-related crashes in the US.
The black box would record when an autonomous system was being used, when the car requested the driver resume control and when the driver took control or not. The black box would be able to identify which or if both parties were responsible during a crash. Auto manufacturers Volvo and Mercedes-Benz have stated they will accept responsibility for a car when it is driving autonomously.
While legislation regarding implementing black boxes for autonomous vehicles will make it easier to determine responsibility during an autonomous car crash, it is important that legislators fully understand how autonomous car systems operate.
German Lawmakers are Proposing Using Black Boxes For Cars
1. Autonomous Vehicle Black Boxes - Implementing black boxes for autonomous vehicles to determine responsibility during crashes.
2. Legislation on Autonomous Vehicle Safety - Proposing laws to ensure the safety of autonomous vehicles and their passengers.
3. Responsibility Allocation in Autonomous Car Crashes - Developing guidelines on allocating responsibility between the driver and the autonomous system in car crashes.
1. Automotive Industry - Opportunity for automotive manufacturers to incorporate black box technology into their autonomous vehicles.
2. Insurance Industry - Chance for insurance companies to adapt their policies and premiums based on data collected from black boxes in autonomous vehicles.
3. Legislation and Regulatory Agencies - Potential for legislative bodies to create regulations and guidelines for the implementation and use of black boxes in autonomous vehicles.