[ExI] Tesla autopilot

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Wed Jan 19 22:01:41 UTC 2022

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From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of Dan TheBookMan via extropy-chat
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>>... Dan as I understand it, if a car has standard controls, it doesn't matter if it is capable of self-driving, the person behind the wheel is responsible for what the car does.  If it doesn't have a steering wheel, the occupants are the equivalent of passengers.  Any company selling something they claim is mechanically competent to take on the responsibility of moving people is taking the legal liability associated with that awesome responsibility.

>...Where are you getting this from? Are there laws or legal precedents with ‘self-driving’ vehicles that makes these distinctions?... Dan    

Universal truth: lawyers will sue toward the money.  The more money you have, the more likely you will be sued.  No mystery there.  When I got my PE license, a lot of the training was toward all the new legal liability I was holding if I design anything under that stamp.  They emphasized to make sure I was paid for the cost of the liability required to cover it.



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