Self-Driving Cars Will Disrupt A $200B Industry

 Friday, June 12, 2015


In the age of autonomous vehicles, driving your car could soon become illegal, Elon Musk recently suggested. Additionally, getting rid of the driver could also have remove the need for private insurance, as all the liability in case of an accident would be transferred to the car’s manufacturer, the software creator, or other third parties. It makes sense, if you think about it for a minute: if you relinquish control over what your car is doing, why should you pay for any misdemeanor? And it not just common sense: this possibility (purely theoretical, at this point) is outlined in an essay by Yale Law School student Jack Boeglin in the current issue of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology.