Legal Update: Driverless car policies don't preclude product liability

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Earlier this year, the Department for Transport proposed to change the UK's compulsory motor insurance framework to include the use of automated vehicles, which are expected to reach the UK market within five to 10 years. The government is proposing to extend compulsory motor insurance to automated vehicles and establish a single insurer model, where an insurance company covers both the driver's use of the vehicle and the automated vehicle technology. As a matter of public policy, the govern