Clause 24 - False or withheld information relevant to vehicle safety

Part of Automated Vehicles Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:00 am ar 19 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Llafur, Easington 11:00, 19 Mawrth 2024

This is an important part of the Bill. Is the Minister in a position to share with us the discussions with the insurance industry? It is a key issue that, if a vehicle is autonomous and is being driven in autonomous mode, the liability presumably rests not with the passenger or the driver but with the provider—the manufacturer and the software provider. The Transport Committee met a number of industry representatives, who flagged to us the difficulty of quantifying the risk, as well as the need for candour in identifying whether the issue is systems failure or driver error because the driver intervened with the system. Is the Minister in a position to enlighten us?