Volvo Will Take The Blame For Its Self-Driving Car Crashes

Volvo Will Take The Blame For Its Self-Driving Car Crashes

The Volvo, the Swedish auto giant, was the first to initiate the autonomous system in its cars. Volvo is very much intent on bringing the car drives itself into the market. There was always a doubt in everyone’s mind as who is to take the blame in the event of a self driving car crash. This was one of the main hurdles that auto experts and analysts believe could prolong the launch of self –driving cars.

Volvo is an automaker who is taking steps towards making the dream of self –driving cars a reality by accepting full liability of its cars in autonomous mode.

The CEO and president of Volvo, Hakan Samulesson, had shed some light on the decision to take full responsibility of the Volvo self driving car crash when he spoke in Washington DC yesterday. He said that the self-driving technology will be ready for use by the public soon and he requested the lawmakers to quickly come out with a legal framework for the driverless cars before they could arrive on the scene. If such laws are not in place, then bringing the autonomous car into the world could suffer a delay.

The United States is one of the most popular places that autonomous car makers are looking to exploit first. But, its leading position is at stake as it lacks Federal guidelines for testing and certifying self driven vehicles. Europe is mending up some rules and regulations for autonomous vehicles. It would be a big shame if the United States does not follow suit.

Florida, California, Michigan and Nevada are the few states in the U.S that allows testing of the self- driving cars on the public roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has already started to take leads to set standards that will be common for all U.S states to test the autonomous cars.

Volvo is insisting the U.S government agencies join hands and come up with a common legal framework for the autonomous cars that does not vary from state to state. It would be difficult for car manufacturers to develop driverless cars   that meet a different set of rules for all the fifty states in the U.S.

The self-driving car makers are moving at a rapid pace to bring out the cars by 2020. Hence, the state and the Federal governments in the U.S will have to work together to come out with a common set of guidelines for the successful launch of the autonomous car.

October 10th, 2015 by