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Defensive Driving for Manufacturers in the Autonomous Revolution

May 2018 - Westlaw Journal Automotive
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In every company developing autonomous vehicles today, someone just hit "Send" on an email. Any one of those emails may one day be turned over to plaintiffs' lawyers seeking millions of dollars for damage caused by the crash of one of those vehicles.

As speculation grows on the law surrounding autonomous vehicles, those facing liability should be equally mindful that the facts underlying future litigation are being written now.

And while the automakers have seen product liability lawsuits before, this new era of autonomous vehicles will include legal theories more commonly seen in other industries. Companies that take lessons from those arenas can positively shape autonomous vehicle litigation for decades to come.

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