HFauto

Legal and market perspectives of highly automated driving

Work Package 5  |  Status: Active
Involved researchers: Miltos Kyriakidis

The success of highly automated driving depends to a large extent on the legal acceptance. In fact, fully automated vehicles are currently illegal on most public roads and extensive lobbying and legal reform is needed to make it ubiquitously accepted.

Miltos will, in close cooperation with the industrial partners, working groups, European and National authorities and other stakeholders, review the legal perspectives and liability dilemmas involved in highly automated driving, and will propose a framework for market introduction, including legal admission, type approval, (product) liability, maintenance, new insurance concepts and best practices in product design.

Miltos will have an integrative role, will communicate extensively with other researchers, and will support legal and marketing knowledge, aiming to support responsible utilisation of future automation technology.

Project output

  • To address the issues of liability, regulations, type approval and privacy (i.e. data collection and transmission) of partial, highly and fully automated driving systems
  • To propose a framework for market introduction of automated vehicles, including legal admission, type approval, (product) liability, maintenance, new insurance concepts, and best practices in product design
  • To examine the acceptance and willingness of consumers to purchase automated vehicles against a broad range of relevant variables