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Balough Leads Discussion on Autonomous Car Crashes

(September 19, 2018) The question of who may be liable when autonomous cars crash was explored by a panel discussion lead by Richard C. Balough at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section annual meeting.

The panel examined whether software developers, engineers, manufacturers, drivers, or regulatory authorities should be liable when self-driving cars are involved in an accident. The panel also explored the vulnerabilities of cars to malicious hacking and the obligation of manufactures to patch known software defects.

The panel was jointly sponsored by the ABA’s Cyberspace Law and Intellectual Property Law committees.