IN A CRASH, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

Engineer and attorney Bryant Walker Smith has studied this question extensively. Smith and others believe there will be a shift, placing the responsibility more on the manufacturer and less on the driver. Volvo already has stated that it will accept responsibility for such crashes. 

Overall, the issue of fault is unclear at this point. It is notable that an unprecedented level of data will be captured by the vehicle’s computers, which will lead to less reliance on police reports and eyewitness recollection.

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